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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
What do the lines on Solo Cups mean?
Recently a graphic began circulating on facebook, pinterest, etc. suggesting that the lines on Solo Cups were intended to indicate proper sizes for popular alcoholic drinks (liquor, wine, and beer):


The Solo Cup company responded by posting a message on its facebook page, explaining that it never intended the lines to mean any such thing. Although it conceded that the lines could be used for this purpose. Evidently it was worried about being seen as promoting binge drinking, so it offered some non-alcoholic drinks that the lines could also be used to measure, such as water, juice, and chocolate milk. (click to expand image)

Categories: Food, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jun 17, 2012
Comments (3)
Solo trying to whitewash its image?

Reminds me of Dustin Zebro's hoax in response to a Wisconsin highschool suspending kids for being photographed with red solo cups (throwing a root-beer kegger and intentionally getting everyone breath tested).
Posted by Splarka  on  Sun Jun 17, 2012  at  06:39 PM
Presumably these are US fluid ounces, not the smaller UK version
Posted by arbiter  in  London  on  Sat Oct 20, 2012  at  06:34 AM
UK fluid ounces are not smaller than US ones. A US pint, though, has only 16 fluid ounces compared to the 20fl.oz. in a UK pint.
Posted by pr  on  Wed Mar 06, 2013  at  07:41 AM
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