According to residents in the town of Ayelo, Spain, the famous soft drink, Coca-Cola was invented not by John Pemberton, an Atlanta, Georgia based pharmacist, but by JuanJo Mica’s great-great uncle. Mica is a fourth-generation operator of the Fabrica de Licores, or the Liquor Factory. He claims that his family’s invention of Coca-Cola is the “real-thing,” and was made in 1884, two years prior to Pemberton’s. According to JuanJo, his great-great uncle took the syrupy concoction with him to the United States, and won a prize for it at a fair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Coca-Cola historian Phil Mooney responded to these claims by stating that at various points in time, claims were made from places such as Scotland and India insisting that the formula was created there. Mooney said that most of these come about due to the fact that the company has a secret recipe, which quite naturally has always sparked curiosity.