25 Marketing Lies You (Somehow) Still See

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Advertisers can't lie to us, right? There are laws protecting consumers from flagrant hucksterism and bullshit, right?

Wrong. Not only do companies constantly get away with sneaky, misleading ads, but they find skeevy ways to deceive people with their packaging, too. For example:

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NO TRANS FAT MEANS OK, MAYBE A LIL' BIT. According to FDA regulations, products can be labeled as trans-fat-free as long as they contain less than

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HAND SANITIZERS KILL 99.99% OF GERMS - IN A LAB. AND SANITIZ KILLS 99.99% of GERMS Sanitizers are tested in lab conditions that don't match those of t

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CAR MAKERS KEEP CHEATING ON FUEL ECONOMY TESTS. Manufacturers have learned that their cars don't need good mileage on the streets- only during the tes

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THAT WASABI YOU'RE PAYING FOR IS LIKELY NOT WASABI. Real wasabi is very hard to come by. Unless you're eating at an expensive place, the paste on your


NO, THAT YOGURT DOESN'T HAVE ITS OWN KIND OF BACTERIA. WITH BIFIDUS REGULARIS Did you notice the R symbol next to Bifidus Regularis? That's there be

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HOW DO THRILLER AUTHORS o messed p Nme Dr Cross. WRITE SO MANY JAMESPATTERSON BOOKS? EASY CRISS THEY DON'T. Best-selling authors such as James Patters

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BEWARE OF SLY SERVING SIZES. Nutrition Facts power-C 2.5 Serving Per Container Serving Size oz (360 mL) dragonfruit flavored + other natural Amount Pe

25 Marketing Lies You (Somehow) Still See

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Libby's. ForOme grr WHEN IS A PUMPKIN 100% Pure NOT A UMPKIN PUMPKIN? Canned pumpkin puree is often made with winter squash, as it has better texture

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ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE OUT OF INK? Y C LC525XL-Y PUSH -C 00SSE7 UUSH Not only are ink cartridges mortgage-your-house expensive- -they are somethimes rigg


NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED. Animals were harmed, or even died, while filming movies such as Life of

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Helps Support Your Immune System No Water Needed SUPPLEMENTS CAN HELP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM EXCEPT THAT NO, THEY CAN'T. Immunity boosters have minerals,

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Orange NO CRASH ENERGY DRINKS MEAN NO SUGAR 5-hour CRASH Oran ENERGY Some of these beverages will tell you that you won't crash Hours of energyt af

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CHECK OUT ALL THAT FAKE HAIR. Shampoo ads are just the beginning- n fashion shots enhance the model's hair with extensions.

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CRACKED.COM SHOE POLISH MAKES MEAT SO APPETIZING. Grilled meats looks delicious in ads - even if it's raw meat with shoe polish rubbed on. It's easier

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DOES THAT BEER LOOK DELICIOUSLY FROTHY? IT MIGHT BE SOAP. A little bit of dish soap is added to beer, coffee, milk, and other beverages for ads to mak

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CRACKEDcO BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS CAN BE TAKEN A FEW MINUTES APART. Change to better-fitting clothes, change your posture, suck in your gut, and..

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DOES THE CEREAL IN THE AD LOOK YUMMY? THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE GLUE. Glue kinda looks like milk, but is much thicker, SO it supports the cereal better an

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IT'S LIKELY YOUR BED SHEETS AREN'T REALLY 800-THREAD COUNT. Many bedding companies count the number of plies (fabric strands) that make up a single th

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MMMM... PENNZOIL. Motor Oil is used instead of to PENNZOIL ANNE syrup photograph pancakes, as it doesn't absorb as fast and looks better.

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ADVERTISED BATTERY LIFE REFLECTS HOPELESSLY UNREALISTIC CONDITIONS. Yes, you can get your computer to run 15 hours on a single charge- -if you disable

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CARE FOR SOME... UM... COLORED POTATOES? Real ice cream is hard to photograph in a studio, as it melts under the lights. That firm, delicious- looking

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DID THEY ACTUALLY CLIMB A MOUNTAIN TO GET THAT WATER? TAKE A GUESS. An awful lot of mountain PURE QUALITY water comes from as high up as a tap. The

25 Marketing Lies You (Somehow) Still See

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NO NO, THIS DOESN'T CONTAIN SUGAR. IT HAS... UM... OTHER STUFF. Many products hide the fact that they contain added sugar by calling it something el