After snagging Twitter for $44 billion in a bizarre hostile takeover on Monday, billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced a new target: Coca-Cola.

In yet another eccentric tweet, newfound Twitter owner Musk today said  that he planned to buy Coca-Cola next "to put the cocaine back in".

Soon after, Musk posted a screenshot of a previous tweet where he said  "Now I'm going to buy McDonald's and fix all the ice cream machines,"

And jokingly responded to himself with "Listen I can't do miracles ok". 

Known for his outlandish statements, Musk's reputation on Twitter precedes him far before he bought the company.

Cocaine-laden coca leaves used to be a primary ingredient in the  carbonated soft drink's formula, back in the nineteenth century, when  the substance was still considered medicinal

However, as the drug became stigmatised and Prohibition hit the US,  cocaine was removed from Coca-Cola's secret formula and instead replaced  with decocainised coca leaves.