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16 Bullshit Myths That Companies Invented To Sell More Products | Chaostrophic

16 Bullshit Myths That Companies Invented To Sell More Products –


I think we all know that big companies don’t necessarily have the consumers best interests in mind. The #1 thing to corporations is money, so any way of obtaining said money is the top priority, even if it requires tricking the publics dumb asses. Here’s some lies that companies have tried spewing on us in order get more $$$:

1. robkule424 — Sadly, the $500 mil went right back to OxyContin purchases.

The inventors of OxyContin tried to convince the public that it was a addictive-free version of oxycodone. They blatantly lied and were sued for like $500 mil a while back.

2. rule2productions — This is some Mad Men shit right there.

It’s probably an urban legend, as I can’t find a source for it online, but I remember reading about a company that sold canned tuna advertising its product as being “guaranteed not to turn black in the can!” Of course, tuna would never turn black in the can, but by saying it won’t, it implied that competing brands did sell tuna that turned black in the can.

3. JLFR — What does purity even mean when it comes to soap?

Super late to the game, but Ivory soap. “So pure it floats”. They whip air into the mixture, it has nothing to do with purity.

4. Supersecretlady — You’re telling me medical professionals didn’t sign off on ‘Plop, plop, fizz, fizz?’ Shocking.

Alka-Seltzer increased sales by changing the recommended dose to two tablets instead of one. The famous “plop, plop, fizz, fizz” marketing campaign was only to increase sales, not based on real medical advice.

5. Augustushomme — A healthy alternative only if your diet before was deep-fried sugar lard.

Nutella told people their products were a healthy alternative.

6. MHOpptimusPrime — Slightly yellow and proud, over here.

That your teeth are supposed to be #ffffff white.

7. not-a-tapir — No more Furbies allowed in CIA headquarters.

That Furbies can learn.

Edit: Classic Furbies. I have no idea what current Furbies do.

Edit 2: RIP my inbox. Here are some quotes from the Wiki, since a lot of people still believe they repeated words they heard:

Furbies can communicate with one another via an infrared port located between their eyes. Furbies start out speaking entirely Furbish, a language with short words, simple syllables, and various other sounds. They are programmed, however, to speak less and less Furbish and more and more English as they “grow”.

There was a common misconception that they repeated words that were said around them. This belief most likely stemmed from the fact that it is possible to have the Furby say certain pre-programmed words or phrases more often by petting it whenever it said these words. As a result of this myth, several intelligence agencies banned them from their offices.

8. kellixpenguin — Only the Nike FatAssers can pull off this feat.

Skecher shape ups made your ass more tone and bigger.

9. UnWreckQuested — Yeah seriously, what or who the fuck is JD Power?

Mentioning J.D Power awards in an ad means something to you as a consumer

10. Failaras — Time is but an enemy to all, even the beloved beer.

That beer will spoil if it goes from cold to hot. Coors started this because they had refrigerated trucks and pushed that always cold thing. In reality most beer is going from cold to hot multiple times while being shipped out. The real enemy of beer is light and time.

11. sexfoodsleepwater — So much diamond bullshit has been peddled upon us.

Diamonds are forever. Diamonds are a girls best friend. Two months salary!

12. Darklyte — Shame on you, consumers, for purchasing our bad products!

I hear soda companies switched from glass to plastic as a cost saving measure, claiming they were more convenient as you can just throw them away rather than bringing the bottles back for cleaning and refilling. They then blamed consumers for all the additional plastic trash.

13. spottydodgy — I’ve never heard of it, but now I want to try Talking Rain.

My grandpa used to tell me the story of how he was friends with the guy who created the beverage “Talking Rain”. The sparkling water became very popular in the 90’s and came in a bottle with the story of how the native people of the area found a bubbling spring that seemed to talk as rain fell into it or something. This magical water became the source for Talking Rain. But that was all of course just a lie the guy made up to sell carbonated tap water to idiots.

14. Slowmyke — Weird, I thought this one was true.

Postum perpetrated the myth that coffee stunts your growth.

15. puppy2010 — ‘Also more doctors die from Camels, but shh’

The slogan ‘More Doctors Smoke Camels’, implying that Camel cigarettes were some sort of ‘healthy’ cigarette recommended by doctors.

16. CautiousDare — Also when you’re out of black ink, your printer can totally use color ink in it’s place.

That the ink cartridge is actually empty.


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