snopes.com: New Coke Origins
Was the 'New Coke' fiasco really a clever marketing ploy?
...Knew Coke Claim: Coca-Cola halted production of its flagship beverage in 1985 and introduced New Coke in its place as a marketing ploy to combat...
...a bit redfaced) about the blunder all along, the legend has arisen that New Coke was nothing more that a throwaway product created as part of a greater...
...The early 1980s found Coke teetering on the edge of losing the cola war to Pepsi. The previous fifteen years saw Coca-Cola's market share remain flat...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:37:30 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/newcoke.asp
snopes.com: Too Many Cokes Kills Student
Did a student die from drinking too many Cokes?
...who drank too many Cokes died from carbon dioxide poisoning. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003] Think before you drink Coke or Pepsi or any...
...ago, there was a competition in Delhi University "Who can drink the most Coke?" The winner drank 8 bottles and died on the spot because too much carbon...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:12 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/deadly.asp
snopes.com: Pork and Coke
Will pouring Coca-Cola onto a piece of raw pork cause worms to come crawling out of the meat?
...Coke Adds Life Claim: Pouring Coca-Cola onto a piece of raw pork will cause worms to come crawling out of the meat. Examples: [de Vos, 1996]...
...idea that if you take a piece of pork, draw a circle around it and then pour coke over it, the pork will literally move on its own outside the outline —...
...have been combined into a sort of meta-legend, one which holds that pouring Coke over a piece of uncooked pork will cause worms to come crawling out of...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/porkworm.asp
snopes.com: Eight Glasses: Water vs. Coke
Do you need to drink eight glasses of water per day to avoid being dehydrated?
...Variations: Some versions of this item are titled "Water vs. Coke" and tack claims about the supposedly deleterious effects of Coca-Cola (which we have...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:15:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp
snopes.com: Mentos and Coke Death
Mixture of Mentos and Coca-Cola kills child?
...Be careful with your Coke Origins: Mentos, a candy that has a soft, chewy interior encased in a slightly hard shell, is no longer just for noshing on...
...Mentos, when a roll of the sweets is dropped into a two-liter bottle of Diet Coke, the combination works to produce an impressive geyser of brown froth...
...[St. Louis] Riverfront Times. "Mint Mentos & Diet Coke." 23 August 2006.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:23:23 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/mentos.asp
snopes.com: Coke Donates to Israel
Has Coca-Cola announced that it will be donating four days' worth of income to Israel?
...Home --> Inboxer Rebellion --> Moral Outrage --> Coke Adds Strife Coke Adds Strife Claim: Coca-Cola has announced that it will be donating four...
...as (unlike the case of the McDonald's brouhaha mentioned above) no Coke-related business is currently engaged in any sponsorship that could reasonably be...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:24:36 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/nocoke.asp
snopes.com: Terrorists Poison Coke
Have al-Qaeda terrorists poisoned one in five cans of Coca-Cola with anthrax and arsenic?
...of Coke tested. Reports have been sent out to all major networks and newspapers to put out a "Red Alert Category One", warning all drinkers of Coke to...
...of The USA and our friends in the UK could you forward this mail to all Coke drinkers you know, we will be posting more updates as they come in....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:49:42 GMT http://www.snopes.com/rumors/poisoncoke.asp
snopes.com: McDonald's Coffee Stirrer Coke Spoon
Did McDonald's do away with their spoon-shaped coffee stirrers because people were using them as cocaine spoons?
...had become a popular item of drug paraphernalia, a sort of Everyman's coke spoon, and were being used to measure and snort powdered cocaine as well as...
...Barbara "coke is ain't it" Mikkelson Last updated: 17 November 2013 Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2014 by snopes.com. This material may not...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:45:25 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/mcdspoon.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola Warning
Person who performs kind act for a stranger is warned not to drink Coke after a certain date.
...To which the waiter said, "Sure." The customer then responded, "Don't drink Coke after June 1st." He then walked out. The waiter called the cops and...
...He said, "Don't drink coke this summer." I am a bit superstitious. But I love you all and feel the need to pass on this info. Good thing we don't drink...
...Eastern descent" have been apprehended for tipping off people not to drink Coke, and June 1, 2002 came and went without a rash of Coca-Cola drinkers...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:39:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/rumors/cocacola.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola Spermicide
Is Coca-Cola is an effective spermicide?
...first study undertaken to verify claims about Coke's contraceptive properties: 'OLD COKE' BETTER THAN 'NEW COKE?' Common commodities such as honey...
...to test Coke in some of its various formulations in their lab. They found that Diet Coke was a most effective spermicide and the original formula Coke...
...was also quite effective, five times more so than the reformulated "new" Coke. "Although not recommended for postcoital contraception, partly because...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:32:58 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/sperm.asp
snopes.com: 1 Calorie Diet Sodas Rumor
Do diet colas contain more calories than stated?
...Claim: Diet Coke (or Diet Pepsi) contains more calories than claimed, but the company gets away with the deception by paying a yearly fine. Examples:...
...There was an old rumour that stated that a particular diet soda company (Coke I believe) paid a fine to print their cans as stating that the soda had...
...I heard a rumor today that Diet Coke actually contains 40 calories, and the Coca-Cola company pays a huge fine to the FDA every year to keep "0 calories"...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:31:57 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/1calorie.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola Acids
Do the acids in Coca-Cola make it harmful to drink?
...two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident. 2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be...
...4. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china. 5. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece...
...the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. 9. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes,...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:15:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola's Secret Formula
Is Coca-Cola's formula so much a secret that only two men each know half of it?
...Claim: Only two Coca-Cola executives know Coke's formula, and each of them knows only half of it. Origins: For three quarters of a century, rumors...
...for the publicity value, there's no need to go to any lengths to keep the Coke recipe secret. Anyone who could reproduce the drink couldn't market the...
...without that brand name the beverage would be close to worthless. As the New Coke fiasco proved, the public's devotion to Coca-Cola has little to do with...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:35:50 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/formula.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola in Bottles
Did Coca-Cola come to be bottled only because a stranger sold that remarkable idea to the company?
...Coke was first sold only at soda fountains. A man approached the executive of the company and told them that for $500 he would reveal the secret of...
...While it is difficult to pin down precisely when the idea of selling Coke in this form was first kited, we can tell it occurred near the product's 1885...
...Mississippi, was one of the soda's earliest bottlers. He went from peddling Coke syrup to druggists for the company to, in 1894, bottling and then...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:13:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/bottleit.asp
snopes.com: MagiCan Death
Did the contents of a prize-bearing Coca-Cola 'MagiCan' kill a child?
...kid drank the liquid that made the can undestinguishable to other cans of coke. As a result, the kid died. Origins: In 1990 Coca-Cola was once again...
..."Cool Cans," soda cans that had prizes printed on the inside bottom. Coke chose to tie its freebies to technology, coming up with special "MagiCans" that...
...To prevent consumers from identifying partially-filled Coke cans as winners by discerning differences in weight or listening for sloshing sounds,...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:12:23 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/poison/cokecan.asp
snopes.com: Risqué Coca-Cola Poster
Coca-Cola recalled an advertising poster due to a risqué image hidden within it.
...and it went through unnoticed until someone spotted it on the back of a Coke truck. The artist lost his job and was sued, and all promotional material...
...obvious sexual imagery in one of the ice cubes surrounding the bottle of Coke. News reports confirm that Coca-Cola did indeed pull an advertisement...
...The poster shows a cartoon interpretation of a Coke bottle sitting on a bed of ice under the words "Feel The Curves!". But an image, apparently...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:14:04 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/poster.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola Dissolves Teeth
Will a tooth left in a glass of Coca-Cola dissolve overnight?
...the story. It goes something like this: At Harvard they left a fly in a Coke overnight and the next morning, the fly had been completely dissolved. The...
...so does the item to be soaked overnight, but the result is always the same: Coke eats it. The lesson is that if it does that to a fly, just think of...
...two flies: a test fly and a control fly. I put the test fly in a cup of Coke and let it soak for twenty-four hours. I put the control fly in a cup of...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:37:32 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/tooth.asp
snopes.com: Pepsi Removes 'Under God'
Do new Pepsi cans omit the words 'under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance?
...and the Pledge of Allegiance on them. But Coke forgot two little words on the pledge, "Under God." Coke said they did not want to offend anyone. If...
...is true then we do not want to offend anyone at the Coke corporate office. If we do not buy any Coke products then they will not receive any of our...
...If you agree with this policy, please pass this word to everyone you know. Coke doesn't have the right to rewrite the Pledge Of Allegiance!! If you do...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:33:25 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/undergod.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola and Aspirin
Will downing a combination of Coca-Cola and aspirin get you high (or kill you)?
...Cokes, lest some less-than-successful Lotharios slip aspirin into their drinks, rendering them wanton and willing. In other areas, kids downed aspirin...
...The belief that the Coke-aspirin combination makes for an aphrodisiac leaps straight from the ordinary teen urge to have a way of making the object of...
...products couldn't help but make things better at a time like that — the Coke because it helps rehydrate an alcohol-dried body, and the aspirin because it...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:45:49 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/aspirin.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola and Israel
Did Coca-Cola once refuse to do business with Israel?
...of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan announced they would stop serving Coke, and the owners of Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Emporium on Coney Island followed...
...to 1992, Pepsi had backed the other horse, choosing to service the lucrative Coke-less Arab markets in the boycott days. For its decision to stay out of...
...Today you can get either Coke or Pepsi in anywhere in the Middle East, and the days of the boycott have faded into memory. Even so, there are still those...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:39:30 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/israel.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola Bottle Shape
Was the shape of the Coca-Cola bottle mistakenly based on the cacoa tree seed pod?
...vending machines, which likely led to this misconception. He also called the Coke bottle "the most perfectly designed package in the world," and it's...
...would be over, because a customer could easily pick out an ice-cold Coke by feel alone. So much for the decision to shape the bottle differently; now...
...away on odd projects. Plant manager Alex Samuelson was puzzling over the Coke bottle design problem when he was struck by an inspiration. What if the...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:21:54 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/bottle.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola and MSG
Is Coca-Cola spiked with MSG an aphrodisiac or soporific?
..."drowsiness and excitement." And like its kissing cousin "aspirin and Coke" rumor, this warning is also false. MSG is a glutamate that is used as a...
...reaction to MSG (and thus there is some fit with the e-mail's claim that Coke spiked with MSG would cause "drowsiness and excitement"), that reaction...
...rumors about the combination of its flagship product and MSG: Rumor: Coke + MSG = Aphrodisiac Some people have been lead to believe that combining...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:29:49 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/msg.asp
snopes.com: Pepsi Brings Back Ancestors
Was 'Come Alive With Pepsi' mistranslated in China as 'Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back from the Dead'?
...Coke to clean up by laying claim to cachet. Though frugal consumers did rally to Pepsi (it was, after all, twice as much cola for the same price as...
...they were reluctant to own up to it. Pepsi was "the kitchen drink" while Coke remained "the living room" beverage, and it was not uncommon for penny-wise...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:44:34 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/ancestor.asp
snopes.com: God's Pit Crew and Pepsi
A Pepsi distributor stopped donating supplies to God's Pit Crew because of the charity's name?
...It looks like Coke is going to step right in as a new supporter. They are waiting to hear from the top officials, but the company is already lending its...
...is already lending its support. I understand the President of Coke is a Christian, and Coke purchased an airplane for Samaritan's Purse. All I am...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/godspitcrew.asp
snopes.com: Did Coca-Cola Invent the Modern Image of Santa Claus?
Was the modern image of Santa Claus created by the Coca-Cola Company?
...representation of Santa Claus before he began his tenure as a pitchman for Coke. At the beginning of the 1930s, as the burgeoning Coca-Cola company was...
...a jolly, paunchy effect are also inevitable parts of the requisite make-up. Coke's annual advertisements featuring Sundblom-drawn Santas holding bottles...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:23:50 GMT http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/cocacola.asp
snopes.com: Fanta and the Nazis
Was Fanta invented by the Nazis?
...I've heard a number of times that Fanta (which I think is owned by Coke) was created by Coca Cola in order to enable the company to sell soft drinks to...
...II without having to worry about anyone seeing Hitler or Goebbels "having a coke and a smile." Origins: The histories of a number of popular consumer...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:35:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/fanta.asp
snopes.com: Mormon Ownership of Coca-Cola
Do the Mormons own the Coca-Cola Company?
...beverages, or indulge in the occasional Coke and still be considered churchgoers in good standing. Barbara "Coke adds life to rumors" Mikkelson Last...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:39:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/mormon.asp
snopes.com: Aspartame -- Sweet Poison?
Is aspartame responsible for 'an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and lupus'?
...it has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers. Also, with methanol toxicity, the victims usually...
...to a hospice, a nurse said that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence. Here...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:39:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola Originally Green?
Was Coca-Cola originally green?
...Coke has at times been bottled in green glass bottles, which perhaps explains the popularity of this particular rumor. Coca-Cola's own web site notes...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:25:13 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/green.asp
snopes.com: Cocaine on Money
Does a large percentage of U.S. currency bear traces of cocaine?
...doesn't mean the now-contaminated currency was at one time used to snort coke or passed through the dope-laden paws of seedy characters. Rather, the drug...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:26:36 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/money/cocaine.asp
snopes.com: Call Scam
Are telemarketers luring 'Do Not Call' list registrants with specially-worded coupons for free products?
...mail that looked alright — It said "vote for your favorite cola — Pepsi or Coke — and receive a complementary 12 pack" It didn't look suspicious — but...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:37:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/callscam.asp
snopes.com: Conception Myths
Gals can't become pregnant the first time they have sex, and other conception myths
...any effect on sperm or on the implantation process. Likewise, drinking a Coke and downing three Aspirin ahead of time or having the fellow swallow a...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:05 GMT http://www.snopes.com/pregnant/conceive.asp
snopes.com: Popcorn Subliminal Advertising
Did an early experiment in subliminal advertising at a movie theater increase sales of popcorn and soda?
...advertising at a movie theater substantially increased sales of popcorn and Coke. Origins: Public awareness of what we now term "subliminal...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:41:51 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/popcorn.asp
snopes.com: Blood in Jagermeister
Did a 1993 instance of product tampering result in syringes in cans of Pepsi?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:12:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/secret/jagermeister.asp
snopes.com: Pop Rocks Death
Did Little Mikey of LIFE cereal fame die when he mixed Pop Rocks with soda pop?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:13:34 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/poprocks.asp
snopes.com: Tapping a Soda Can
Will tapping the side of a soda can keep its contents from foaming over upon opening?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:14:46 GMT http://www.snopes.com/science/sodacan.asp
snopes.com: Needle in Pepsi
Did a 1993 instance of product tampering result in syringes in cans of Pepsi?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:14:48 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/syringe.asp
snopes.com: Cocaine in Coca-Cola
Did Coca-Cola once contain cocaine?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:33:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/cocaine.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola Cocaine Snorting Logo
Does Coca-Cola's script label show a person snorting cocaine?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:41:17 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/snort.asp
snopes.com: Bite the Wax Tadpole
Did Coca-Cola translate its name into a Chinese phrase meaning 'bite the wax tadpole'?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:46:23 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/tadpole.asp
snopes.com: Lottery Scams
Announcement says you've won a foreign lottery you don't remember entering.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:49:52 GMT http://www.snopes.com/fraud/advancefee/lottery.asp
snopes.com: Rat Urine and Soda Cans
Accounts warn of death and disease caused by rat urine on soda cans. True stories, or more Internet scaremongering?
...A woman went boating one Sunday, taking with her some cans of coke which she put in the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken into Intensive...
...The autopsy revealed a certain Leptospirose caused by the can of coke from which she had drunk, not using a glass. A test showed that the can was...
...A woman went boating one Sunday, taking with her some cans of coke which she put in the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken into ICU and on...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:52 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/raturine.asp
snopes.com: Free Company Giveawaysl
Can you get free cash or merchandise for forwarding an e-mail message or clicking share links?
...Coca-Cola is offering four free cases of diet coke or regular coke to every person you send this to. When you have finished sending this e-mail to as...
...It will then ask where you want your free coke products sent. This is a sales promotion to get our name out to young people around the world. We believe...
...employ to spread their name. (Besides, in our household four cases of Diet Coke would hardly be a "month's supply" — Barbara goes through that much in...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:18:35 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/billgate.asp
snopes.com: So I Volunteered
E-mails by a volunteer relief worker detail behavior of New Orleans evacuees?
...about crap food either. They had Jason's Deli food, apples, oranges, coke, diet coke, lemonade, orange juice, cookies, all types of chips and sandwiches....
...been through" and "their eyes lit up when you just gave them a cold can of Coke." Additional reports from other volunteers at the Astrodome describe...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:37 GMT http://www.snopes.com/katrina/personal/volunteer.asp
snopes.com: Bottled Up
Girl ends up in ER after the bottle she's been pleasuring herself with becomes stuck.
...a friend of his relayed a story of a woman and her predicaments with a coke bottle (the old style glass ones.) It seems she was a nympho and in the urge...
...He struck up a conversation which quickly turned to the subject of the "Coke-bottle girl" (as she was now affectionately referred to.) It seems she had...
...in with an object lodged in her vagina. As it happens, this object was a COKE bottle, and it had suctioned itself to the woman's cervix. Instead of...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:23:24 GMT http://www.snopes.com/risque/juvenile/bottle.asp
snopes.com: Origin of the TaB Soft Drink Name
Was the diet drink TaB named as an acronym for 'totally artificial beverage'?
...name by identifying as "Coke" something that was distinctively not Coca-Cola, so suggestions that the new drink be called Diet Coke were dismissed as...
...TaB was largely supplanted by Diet Coke in the 1980s and became increasingly difficult to find. (Indeed, one has to do a fair bit of searching to locate...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:26:31 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/names/tab.asp
snopes.com: Odd Questions Asked of snopes.com
A collection of unusual stories we've been queried about.
...in when the Arab in the window seat said, "I need to get up and get a coke." Don't get up," said the American, "I'm in the aisle seat; I'll get it for...
...picked up the American's shoe and spat in it. When he returned with the coke, the other Arab said, "That looks good, I'd really like one, too." Again,...
...nations? This hatred? This animosity? This spitting in shoes and peeing in cokes?" One more to check. IN THE RECENT NEWS: CNN said that after...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:33 GMT http://www.snopes.com/humor/question/requests.asp
snopes.com: Post-It Murder
Abandoned wife receives a diet advice ad and kills her husband's girlfriend.
...in the mall. The former wife doens't realize this and walks up to order a Coke. The girlfriend takes her money with a smirk and hands her the drink. The...
...served by THAT WOMAN! When she takes a drink of the Coke, she realizes that she was given a DIET COKE instead. She fumes because she knows that this is...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:48:13 GMT http://www.snopes.com/love/revenge/post-it.asp
snopes.com: Jared Fogel Death
Has Jared of the Subway commercials died?
...cheese) with baked chips, and a Diet Coke for lunch and a 12-inch veggie sub (again, no mayo or cheese) with a Diet Coke for dinner. He lost 94 pounds...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:13:27 GMT http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/subway.asp
snopes.com: 2004 Darwin Awards
Does an Internet-circulated list titled '2004 Darwin Awards' detail actual demises?
...stupid way. Last year's winner was the fellow who was killed by a Coke machine which toppled over on top of him as he was attempting to tip a free soda...
...opening claim that "Last year's winner was the fellow who was killed by a Coke machine which toppled over on top of him as he was attempting to tip a...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:14:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/darwin04.asp
snopes.com: Serial Killer/ Rapist Trick
Is a serial killer/rapist luring women with $5 bills they've 'dropped'?
...I stopped at the Exxon/Blimpie station to get gas. I got $10 gas and a Diet Coke... I took into the store two $5 bills and one $1 bill. (just enough to...
...at the Exxon/Blimpie Pie station to get gas. I got $10 gas and a Diet Coke. I took into the store two $5 bills and one $1 bill (just enough to get my...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:20:46 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/rapisttrick.asp
snopes.com: Fired Worker
Boss fires indolent office boy, only to discover the lad doesn't work for him
...worked for us, ma'am," said Al patiently. "He was just taking orders for Cokes and sandwiches for the drugstore." [Cobb, 1925] The owner of a big...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:14:36 GMT http://www.snopes.com/embarrass/business/fired.asp
snopes.com: Coca-Cola Carbonated by Accident?
Did Coca-Cola become carbonated by accident?
...Consumer Reports. "Coke vs. Pepsi vs. Everybody Else." August 1991 (p. 30).
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:16:23 GMT http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/carbonate.asp
snopes.com: Loot Loops
Do photographs show subjects 'looting' and 'finding' supplies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina?
...store and busting down windows to get electronics. They picked up bread and cokes that were floating in the water. They would have floated away anyhow....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:17:23 GMT http://www.snopes.com/katrina/photos/looters.asp
snopes.com: Adidas Name Origin
Did Adidas get its name from an acronym for 'All Day I Dream About Sex'
...McKee, E.S. "Islamists Attack 'Hidden Messages' in Coke and Other 'Pro-Israel' Brands." The Jerusalem Report. 3 July 2000 (p. 4). Reich, Kenneth....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:18:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/names/adidas.asp
snopes.com: Go Ask Alice
Was 'Go Ask Alice' the real-life diary of a teenage girl?
...from her first drug experience (LSD was surreptitiously slipped into her Coke at a party) to all manner of disaster, including: Indulging in a wide...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:18:59 GMT http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/askalice.asp
snopes.com: Mountain Dew Can Dissolve a Mouse
A scientist testified that being immersed in Mountain Dew would dissolve a mouse?
...Brunvand, Jan Harold. "Dead-Mouse-in-Coke Legends Have Lots of Fizz But No Facts." The Deseret News. 8 April 1988. Flood, Amelia. "PepsiCo Files to...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:19:09 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/potables/mountaindewmouse.asp
snopes.com: The Story of Kyle
One boy's befriending of an outcast new kid at school stops him from committing suicide.
..."Mark" invites "Bill" in for a Coke, and they do spend the rest of the afternoon together, but not the rest of the weekend (as in the Internet version),...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:21:25 GMT http://www.snopes.com/glurge/kyle.asp
snopes.com: Applebee's Gift Certificates
Can you get a $50 Applebee's gift certificate for forwarding an e-mail message?
...Reuters. "Coke: Chain Letter Claims Are False." The New York Times. 8 March 2000....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:22:27 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/applebees.asp
snopes.com: Shoeless Joe
Did an unkempt, filthy, shoeless bum ran a $400 cheque into a $1.6 million fortune in Las Vegas?
...cards went against him. His diet at the table consisted of Jack Daniels and Coke, fat cigars and takeaway pork chops. What was the secret of Shoeless...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:25:13 GMT http://www.snopes.com/luck/shoeless.asp
snopes.com: Aspartame as Ant Poison
Was the artificial sweetener aspartame developed as an ant poison?
...made with sugar; the ants of another habitat were fed aspartame, Diet Coke, and products made with aspartame; and the ants of a control group were fed...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:27:06 GMT http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/antpoison.asp
snopes.com: Steve Jobs 2005 Commencement Address
Did Steve Jobs deliver the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class at Stanford?
...have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:16 GMT http://www.snopes.com/glurge/stevejobs.asp
snopes.com: JATO Car Embedded in Cliff
Did a man who attached a JATO unit to his car end up smashing it into the side of a cliff?
...Last year's winner was the fellow who was killed by a Coke(tm) machine, which toppled over on top of him as he was attempting to tip a free soda out of...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:26 GMT http://www.snopes.com/autos/dream/jato.asp
snopes.com: ICE Badges
E-mail describes ruse intended to scare away littering Mexican construction workers.
...Burger King and 7-11, plus coffee cups, napkins, cigarette butts, coke cans, empty bottles, etc. He went to see the site supervisor and even the general...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:29:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/ingenuity.asp
snopes.com: Bacteria on Lemon Wedges
A study found dangerous microbial growth on 70% of lemon slices served with beverages in restaurants?
..."They put lemon in my Diet Coke, I didn't ask for it, and so I decided to do a study." Loving and her team swabbed for bacteria as soon as drinks hit...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:19 GMT http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/lemon.asp
snopes.com: Sony Ericsson Laptop Giveaway
Can users can receive free laptop computers from Ericsson for forwarding an e-mail message to friends?
...Reuters. "Coke: Chain Letter Claims Are False." The New York Times. 8 March 2000....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:31:28 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/ericsson.asp
snopes.com: Saving Plastic Bottle Caps for Chemotherapy Treatments or Prosthetic Limbs
Collecting plastic bottle caps will provide chemo treatments to cancer sufferers or prosthetic limbs for wounded soldiers?
...have been asked to collect used bottle caps from plastic bottles (pepsi and coke). I was told that these caps are given to chemo patients who are...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:32:24 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/redeem/bottlecap.asp
snopes.com: McDonald's 100% Beef
Does McDonald's buy their meat from a company called '100% Beef,' which allows them to legally but deceptively claim they use 100% beef in their hamburgers?
...they're getting better products than they are. In that other tale, Diet Coke and/or Diet Pepsi supposedly contain far more calories than claimed, but...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:35:29 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/market/allbeef.asp
snopes.com: Alaskan Oil Shipped to Japan?
Is all the crude oil produced in Alaska sold and shipped to Japan?
...this petroleum is traded with Canada, 23% with Mexico, and 13% is petroleum coke. Canada and Mexico are among the nation's most important suppliers of...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:35:53 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/alaskaoil.asp
snopes.com: Rat's All, Folks
Man hammers nails into penis, pours Coca-Cola on it, and rats eat it.
...In the shock of what he had done he reached for the Coke and poured the cooling liquid on to his bleeding member whilst staggering towards the phone....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:39:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/risque/juvenile/ratsall.asp
snopes.com: Melting Canadian Money
Do new Canadian polymer bills melt easily?
...noticed three of the new hundreds so warmed had taken on the appearance of a Coke bottle. "Puddled" currency tales began shortly after the new plastic...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:42:46 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/money/melting.asp
snopes.com: Camel Cigarettes Hidden Man
Is a naked man hidden in the artwork of Camel cigarette packages?
...form of advertising in general and James Vicary's "increased popcorn and Coke sales" hype in particular.) Without going too deeply into it (the link just...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:45:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/hidden/camel.asp
snopes.com: Forwarded Video Clip Hoax
Will forwarding a message cause a cool video clip to play out on your monitor?
...religiously. Comes with a little copy of The Big Book and a six-pack of Diet Coke. 11. Post-Menopausal Barbie. This Barbie wets her pants when she...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:18 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/videoclip.asp
snopes.com: Most Valuable Brand Names
What are the world's most valuable brand names?
...valued Google’s brand at $44 billion in 2010, well behind brands like Coke, IBM and Microsoft. That's more than a minor difference of opinion with BrandZ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:48:15 GMT http://www.snopes.com/business/market/brandnames.asp
snopes.com: Bill Gates $5,000 Giveaway
Is Bill Gates giving $5,000 to Facebook users who click a share link?
...Reuters. "Coke: Chain Letter Claims Are False." The New York Times. 8 March 2000....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:48:46 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/microsoft.asp
snopes.com: Tropical Fantasy Renders Blacks Sterile
Does Tropical Fantasy contain a secret ingredient that will render blacks sterile?
...of seltzers. Fantasy's comparably low price (49¢ per 20-ounce bottle versus Coke and Pepsi's 80¢ price tag for a 16-ouncer) led to a stunning initial...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:52:55 GMT http://www.snopes.com/racial/business/tropical.asp