Do you remember watching Bob Barker on “The Price Is Right”? Inevitably, at least once in every show, a contestant would get far enough that they’d get invited up on stage and they’d have to choose between what was behind door number one, two or three. They would know that behind one of the doors was a good prize. Sometimes there were pretty decent prizes behind at least two of the doors, but there was usually a “stinker” of a prize behind at least one of the doors.
The door in today’s picture is the door to the vault. Not just any vault, but the vault that reportedly contains the secret formula for Coca-Cola, housed in the World of Coke in Atlanta, GA. Is it really in there? I don’t know. But if it is, and if you were to choose the door to the vault, you’d have a real winner on your hands. The formula for Coca-Cola has been a closely guarded secret…for obvious reasons. Coke is perhaps the most recognized product and name in the world and it is worth billions of dollars.
Unfortunately, when we were there, they didn’t offer us the contents of what was behind this gleaming stainless steel door. I probably would have chosen poorly anyway and wound up with a box of used kitty litter!
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1933, Wiley Post, the U.S. aviator, became the first person to fly solo around the world, completing the journey in seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes.
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: it took three years of constant printing to complete Johann Gutenberg’s famous Bible, which appeared in 1455 in two volumes, and had 1,284 pages. He reportedly printed 200 Bibles, of which 47 still exist.