Coca-Cola used to claim that it can cure headaches.

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Coca-Cola was once marketed as a headache remedy. If we remember that the original formula for Coke contained cocaine, then we could believe this claim. Coke also contains caffeine, and if you have ever tried to kick a caffeine addiction, you know that there are days of headaches in store for you as the caffeine leaves your system. The best relief for a caffeine withdrawal headache is nice, a big glass of ice-cold Coca-Cola.

Dupont cellophane advertisement

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A baby in a plastic bag! This ad leaves us gasping for air, but it is trying to show that cellophane, or plastic wrap, is a clean and sterile alternative to the homemade packaging people once used. And that using cellophane helps to keep the contents fresh. Before plastic wrap, people would cover their food with a cloth that was not air-tight or water-tight and could harbor bacteria and mold. When plastic products were first introduced, advertisers were quick to point out the cleanliness of the plastic. But, still, one should never, ever, ever put a baby in a plastic bag.

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