21 Absurd Lies Companies Have Used To Sell Products

We like to think the term "snake oil" is reserved for old-timey traveling salesmen and the holistic medicine aisle of Whole Foods, but it turns out it hits closer to home than we realize. In fact, many famous brands have been in trouble at some point or another for claiming their products have magical properties that everyone eventually called bullshit on.

With that in mind, we asked our readers to pick out the worst offenders and gave cash-money for the best entries. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by JadeCampbell

In the peak of the Ebola epidemic in 2014, several essential oil companies were putting out ads like this... Viruses (including Ebola) are nO match fo

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Entry by RB2

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

CRACKED CON Radiendocrinator- A small box made of gold costing $150 during 1930S contained radium and thorium which was meant to be placed under the s

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Entry by gicusudoru

Dr. Pierce's Dr. Pierce's Galvanic Chain Body-Battery. Belt, from the late 1880s, promised to cure just about everything. ir' dinease W iL PIERCE'S It

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Entry by mkad

CRACKED COM Vaseline TRADE MARK White Peroleum Jelly Aseothing dressing for Minor Cuts Skin Iritatios VASELINE mtations Frost Burns. Bites Colds. Thro

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Entry by Comunacho

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Entry by Comunacho

chinese Kou chun tea is claimed to cure diseases and help in weight loss. Its secret? The tea gets its properties thanks to its harvesting process, wh

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Entry by LilySprite

CIGARETTES as a cure for ASTHMA and COUGH RES JOY'S CIGARETTES afford de immediate relief in cases of CIGAnErrES, s O ASTHMA, WHEEZINC. (Jor's AND WIN

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Entry by gicusudoru

21 Absurd Lies Companies Have Used To Sell Products

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Entry by Comunacho

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Entry by Kaylow

Want to lose weight? Then you'll be wanting a sanitized tape worm. Since the 1800's, those wanting to drop a few pounds have been able to buy sanitise

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

New Kind of Hat Worn 10 Minutes a Day Grows Hair in 30 Days or No Cost No matter how thin your hair may be. this remarkable new scientific invention i

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Scala Shapewear claims to have put Active Bio-Crystals in its lingerie. They will absorb your body heat and turn it into far infrared rays, which the

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Entry by Jose Canyusi

death. CRACKED.COM Cheat The POM Wonderful. The Antioxidant Superpower. death- defying POM fruit juice. POM Wonderful, ...Natural Fruit Product with

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Entry by Scott Laffey

nutella claimed in its commercials that it was a nutritious breakfast spread. Nutella's main ingredient? Sugar. It's made by a candy company. In 201

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Q Ray bracelet company claims that every human being has about 14 meridian channels, with 360 acupunture points for natural energy, therefore their Q

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Entry by Jose Canyusi

Remember how we talked about eating better? Well it starts today. Yep. That's a bucket of fried chicken. KFC as health food'? TWo pieces of chicken,

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Entry by br00k7yn

CRACKEDCON SICK OP GETTING SICK Wi. NEW!! Lemon- Lime Flavor Take Airborne LEMON-LIME SICK OF CATCHING C0LD829 FOR USE IN CURITT Airplanes Offices Sch

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Entry by tmsteele2000

Fram New SKECHERS Shape FItess ups Gnoup OX S No, these ugly shoes will not help SSOP you lose weight or get a firmer ass. In 2012, Skechers USA Inc.

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Entry by RB2

1932: The manufacturers of Listerine claim that their mouthwash can prevent colds. COUGH, you cbump.. it's all your fault own Now millions prevent c

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Entry by Scott Laffey

Kellogg's ran a series of commercials stating that children who ate FROSTED Mini for breakfast improved their Wheats attentiveness by nearly 20% The

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