When a carbonated beverage, such as soda or “pop,” is opened, it releases carbon dioxide gas that has been dissolved under pressure. The sudden release of pressure causes the carbon dioxide to rapidly expand and escape from the liquid, resulting in the fizzy bubbles and sometimes a small explosion if the pressure is released too quickly. Coke is a popular carbonated soft drink that was first introduced in 1886 by The Coca-Cola Company. It is known for its distinct flavor, which combines a sweet taste with a slight tanginess. Coca-Cola, often referred to as Coke, has become one of the most recognizable and widely consumed beverages in the world.