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(The Atlantic)   Snapple's "Real Facts" are, in fact, not facts   ( divider line
    More: Ironic, Snapple, California Public Utilities Commission, National Historic Landmark, quacks, Acoustics, Liberty Bell, zomg, National Register of Historic Places  
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7211 clicks; posted to Geek » on 11 Oct 2013 at 10:36 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-12 08:29:46 AM  
2 votes:
At least I have a new sardonic comment to make when someone recites a "fact" that is completely asinine :

"Did you read that off a snapple bottle cap or something? "
2013-10-11 07:25:32 PM  
2 votes:
Next you'll be telling me that Bud Light's Real Men of Genius weren't, in fact, geniuses.
2013-10-12 11:35:29 AM  
1 vote:

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: InternetSecurityGuard: wax_on: Fact:  Snapple used to be a lightly sweetened juice without a lot of nasty high fructose corn syrup.  That was like 20 years ago, back when gas was under a dollar.  Now it's just awful, I would never willingly drink one.

Better check the calendar on the "gas under a dollar" fact. I recall sleeping overnight in a gas line in the late '70's just to buy gasoline for the princely sum of $0.99 per gallon. I'm pretty certain it have inched up a lot higher by 1993.

A lot of gas pumps weren't set up to handle anything over 99 cents per gallon. I recall buying gasoline by the litre for a short while while the pump manufacturers came up with a fix.

I can verify that. Latter half of the 90's were an awesome time to be a high school senior. Gas was $0.90 - $0.98 per gallon.

Then we elected Republicans, ran up a wicked deficit by cutting taxes and declaring two wars and... Yeah :(
2013-10-12 02:24:08 AM  
1 vote:

EvilEgg: Subby is wrong.  A fact is something than can be proven true or false.  They are just false.

Factoids is the preferred word.

Also, trivia is not static. The oldest man in the world, for example, is a title that gets passed rather quickly. By the time such a bit of info gets disseminated all the way to a bottle cap that reaches you, it could be out of date.
2013-10-11 11:57:37 PM  
1 vote:
On the other hand, the True Facts on YouTube are 100% legit.
2013-10-11 11:32:28 PM  
1 vote:
That's why I only trust Bazooka Joe and Dr. Bronner.
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