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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
A black lion: real or fake?
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Santa’s Identity Revealed
Currently trending online is this set of pictures showing a chocolate rabbit inside a St. Nicholas wrapper. The photos are accompanied by captions such as "Santa's identity revealed" or "an unexpected plot twist":


Is this a case of a chocolate manufacturer repackaging chocolate Easter bunnies for the Christmas market? No. The images actually come from a Dutch ad campaign designed to promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

The original ad includes a third image showing the chocolate rabbit more fully unwrapped, revealing a message that says "Alzheimer's patients are coping with this feeling daily." Or, in the original Dutch, "Met dit gevoel hebben Alzheimerpatienten dagelijks te kampen."

The ad was created by the ad agency N=5 for the client Alzheimer Nederland. [Links: versereclame.nl, gutewerbung.net]



Categories: Advertising, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 22, 2013
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