10 products with outrageous claims

We already know that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But it's still hard to resist promises of thinner thighs or super-duper germ killers.

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Mar 30, 2012 5:11PM
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Whaaaaaat?!

 

You mean the beef in my 89 cent taco is not 100% ground sirloin?!

 

What next?! My Frankenberry has no real  berries in it?

Mar 30, 2012 5:44PM
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How bout a little truth in the media while you're at it. The headline onMSN's home page suggests the pics connected to it might be too good to be true. But the artical says NOTHING about ANY of the products. Maybe those companies should start filing suit againts MSN for misleading reporting.
Mar 30, 2012 4:56PM
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Wait....you mean to tell me advertisers and the media have lied to me to get me to buy stuff!?!?!?
Mar 30, 2012 5:12PM
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You should see what the real Quiznos Lobster salad sandwich looks like and then compare it to the picture in their ads. It's like night and day. They are totally different in appearance. I contacted Quznos and they said we can't expect the actual sandwich to look like the picture. But to have it look nothing like the picture? Come on.
Mar 30, 2012 6:21PM
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Airborne is amazing stuff! Works like a charm, if you use it in the beginning!

Mar 30, 2012 5:18PM
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REEBOK got sued for saying that their sneakers SHAPED BUNS!  How come SKECHERS SHAPE UPS, the Sneaker that started the fad never got sued? Or even mentioned as a Fraud?
Mar 30, 2012 5:15PM
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@ Fred Orcutt, I worked at Taco Bell and what the boxes for the beef said was "Taco Meat". The word "beef" was no where on the box haha.


Mar 30, 2012 10:40PM
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PLEASE! School children DO NOT need any color slime loaded with ammonia  in their lunch menu.
Mar 30, 2012 8:50PM
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Why just pick 10 products? All advertizements are lies, every stinking one of them. They all claim to be the best, strongest, fastest, cheapest.

What ever happened to truth in advertizing? God I love my DVR and don't have to subject myself to that crap anymore!

Mar 30, 2012 10:19PM
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Truth in advertising was shot dead and buried years ago!  There is absolute little or no truth or very little in most of the ads and I fine the automobile ads the greatest culprits who will say anything to sell their junk metal, GM being the worst. 

 

Is there not some kind of agency that will challenge what these people claim in their advertising?  or does their saying so just make it so and there are enough gullible sheep out there that believe what they are seeing and hearing about a product or service.

 

Most TV commercials are directed at third grade level content so it's apparent the dummying down of America has worked and that is very sad.  Have you seen any European commercials lately?  They are approaching some respectability.

Mar 30, 2012 5:06PM
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Duh. Why can't most people be critical evaluators of information?
Mar 30, 2012 8:36PM
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funny how the USDA went after taco bell for the additives in their taco meat

yet claim the pink slime put in hamburger is pure beef when indeed it is ammonium oxide (caustic and poisonous according to the MDS sheet) mixed in with the meat trimmings to clean it of bacteria....where was this stuff, on the floor? 

Mar 30, 2012 9:37PM
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Everybody is lying in AMERICA, especially Manufactures!  

 

Ethics, Honor, Loyalty are all dead words!  And  Stealing is only bad : IF YOU GET CAUGHT! 

Mar 30, 2012 7:58PM
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As for hand sanitizer, never pass up a chance to wash your hands with real soap and water when ever possible. That's just stupid.

Mar 30, 2012 5:17PM
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all the hand sanitizer does is take any lanolin out of your skin and dry your hands up to the point of cracking and the doctors office has a big bottle at the window and the hospital as well.
Mar 30, 2012 7:14PM
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I use the reebok runtones for gym shoes and I love them.  Some people may buy them thinking that if they just wear these things, they will get a toned butt and legs, common sense tells you that you probably need to actually exercise in them to see any results. 
Mar 30, 2012 10:11PM
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We all like to believe that somethings are good for us so that we can pretend that we were tricked and that is the excuse that we use to trick ourselves into feeling better about doing stupid stuff.  For example...Hand sanitizer...where do we think that all the germs we killed when using this "sanitizer" go? Do they just evaporate into thin air?  Think people...they are still on your hands.  But I bet you didnt have to be a scientist to figure that out. Im sure that none of you believe that Taco Bell sold real meat did you.  Or that Wendys fries are fresh cut.  White Castles burgers are 100% real beef...too bad it is the worse part (chuck butt).  People please wake up.  Take responsibility for your own lives.
Mar 30, 2012 7:54PM
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I have sketchers shape~ups, altho this is about reebok, I'm not trying to promote another shoe, fact is, you can't buy shoes designed to work certain muscles more vigorously and leave them in the closet or wear them to work and expect results. I have the 'shape ups' in tennies, maryjanes and sandals, the 1st time i wore them i walked hard for 4 miles and my calves, hams, glutes were very worked and sore the next day. I'm 54 now, started wearing them a yr ago, walk my dogs all the time in one pair or another and I am living proof that these buggers work those muscles, I know a few different shoe makers have them ,just by different names, if you use them correctly, read the instructions, watch the dvd and actually go walk, not stroll along, i mean WALK, try a 15 minute mile..if not aim for a 17 minute mile, go down from there, my sz 5-6 skinny leg well fitting jeans on my 5'7" frame look amazing. my 54 old body luvs me for it!!!!
Mar 30, 2012 7:42PM
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I don't care what naysayers say. I use Airborne all the time and it absolutely works to keep me from getting colds.  When the rest of my family has a cold I do not, and if I fail to take airborne when I am around someone who has a cold, guess what... I get the cold too!  I have learned that if the FDA endorses something, you stay away from it, and if the FDA vilifies something, then it is probably okay.  I do not trust the FDA.  They always tend to take stances against natural remedies and approve man made ones that have all kinds of nasty side effects.
Mar 30, 2012 5:16PM
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Then don't buy it... Just a thought or even better, look in to what you are buying. It is amazing when that happens.
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