Monday, November 23, 2009

Interesting Fact Of The Day

According to my alumni magazine, Dr. Pepper (yes, that Dr. Pepper) was named after Dr. Charles T. Pepper, who earned his medical degree in 1855 from the medical school at the University of Virginia, which is LegalMist's alma mater.

Dr. Pepper gained lots of fame, but no fortune, from having the soft drink named after him.

I find it ironic that the most famous graduates of other medical schools go on to do things like cure various kinds of cancers or invent open heart surgery, while the most famous graduate of my alma mater's medical school had a soft drink named after him.

I guess it's all about the marketing...

1 comment:

SkylersDad said...

Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?