Whether you call it soda, pop, or soda pop, carbonated water with lots of sugar in it has been a staple of the beverage world since about 1867. At first, it was thought to have remedial effects.
But of course, in the new millennium, they are actually having a really negative effect on the health of millions of people. Nevertheless, soft drinks are still some of the most consumed liquids in the world. This is how 10 of the biggest soft drinks got their start.