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  1. MikeMa says

    Not a fail if you are selling bleach to parents of autistic children. Orac and LBRB both have posts up on this insanity.
    Cheers

  2. says

    As a child I was more than once fed a taste of bar soap for uttering words my mother felt were unseemly. However, I have never tasted laundry detergent.

  3. left0ver1under says

    That’s supposed to be news? Some might remember that it actually happened back in 1982.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19820715&id=S_lLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0O4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=7044,5686109

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2199&dat=19820715&id=3KkyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IOgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6685,2442427

    Sunlight was advertising a soap “made with lemon juice” and people actually drank it. Before that, companies never used juices as part of cleaning products, though they’re everywhere nowadays.

    • says

      Wow! I’m guessing it was incidents like that which led to a lot of the HUGE warnings we see on labels these days, since the statement “Not intended for human consumption” was obviously not enough. Thanks for the links to the original stories. And it’s always fun to see the scanned newspapers!

  4. F says

    Many years ago, I regularly used to walk past a gas station/convenience store which had pump-toppers advertising the price of milk per gallon.

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