The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
 
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Fake Fish Photos
Dr. Pepper Pledge of Allegiance
Got a few e-mails about the Dr. Pepper/Pledge of Allegiance issue that's circulating through e-mail. Here's the text of the e-mail that people are receiving:
Just sharing the info with you that I received!

For those who have not heard, the bottlers/manufacturers of Dr. Pepper and their other products, have started a "new" can campaign. They are putting patriotic scenes on them. One, is the Empire State Bldg. with the pledge of allegiance...but ... they left off the words..."under God". They felt it might "offend" some. I don't know about you, but as a Christian, I am boycotting their products! They said they didn't "have room" for those words, but yet they had room for "indivisible" on the can Please pass this along to others and see if we can get a message out to Dr.Pepper ....ifhaving "under God" on cans offends them, then they don't need our money with "in God we trust" on it!!!

It turns out that Dr. Pepper did quote part of the Pledge of Allegiance on a patriotically themed can, and they did leave out the phrase 'Under God.' But then they only quoted three words from the pledge: "One nation... indivisible." So they also left out all references to the flag, the republic, liberty, and justice.

Here's Dr. Pepper's official response to the controversy: Dr. Pepper
Categories: Email Hoaxes, Food, Politics
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 16, 2002
Comments (2)
ok i thought it was pepsi
Posted by jo________________________________________________  on  Tue Sep 21, 2004  at  10:53 PM
"Under God" wasn't in the original Pledge anyway... it was added back in the 1950's. People that argue that they want to keep the Pledge as it was originally written should be fighting to keep "Under God" out of it!
Posted by Bishop  on  Mon Oct 26, 2009  at  05:41 PM
Commenting is no longer available for this post.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.