You know that common bit of trivia about how Coca-Cola used to have cocaine in it? Well, it turns out the inventor had good reason for a constant trickle of anesthesia. He was trying to get some relief from the unhealed saber wound in his chest, a souvenir from his cavalry service at Columbus, Georgia.
There's a fun fact that you can't escape in the South: Coca-Cola used to have cocaine in it. The Coke brand is everywhere down here, and every 14-year-old will bring up the cocaine fact a couple of times a week for the first six months after they learn about it.