This is most likely a photoshop.
The actual tweet can be found here.
In spite of his caption, Twitter user @patriach2051 did not find this in the wild. The picture appears to originate from the Instagram account 3ChordPolitics.
The post can be found here, posted 18 May 2021, 3 weeks before the tweet.
From comments on the post, it appears that 3ChordPolitics ...
The earliest source of this story is Blunders in International Business by David A. Ricks (first edition 1974). He basically repeats the story you heard. The book has few footnotes, but this story does have a footnote, which goes to his personal correspondence with the Parker Pen Company.
Although many people have cited the “pregnancy” problem
The image was stated to have been photoshopped.
UPDATE: Welp, the fun's over. Esurance contacted us today, and they're saying the image above is photoshopped. To be fair, we were incredulous when we first saw the photo, but decided to roll with it when we saw Esurance addressed the lady who first tweeted out the above image, and said they'd removed the ...
It's real and was confirmed by esurance in a tweet.
Just in case the tweet gets removed later, here is a screenshot:
According to several sources online, the billboard was put in Chicago, not in New York:
Esurance removes Chicago billboards with NSFW typo
A blog post
Here's A Big Billboard That Says Dick In Downtown Chicago
It is a pretend radio commercial.
Even though the company did exist 75 years ago the acronym "GEICO" was not in use at that time.
Instead, the name "Government Employees Insurance Company" was used without an acronym.
See for example the 1949 ads in The Postal Record, Volume 62.
Also, you can see from these ads that back then you would be writing the ...
The advertisement was created for Berlitz Corporation and made by BTS United.
According to the following website:
BTS has been creating award winning work in Norway for over 50 years. A testament to the quality of their work lies in the long-terms partnerships with clients. They are most famous for creating one of the most awarded viral ads of all time.
The verifiable facts:
On Feb 1st, 2017, the "Costa Rica Star" reported that a school district in San Diego performed a sweep which arrested 400 in connection to sex trafficking, featuring a cropped picture of this photo.
San Diego released a press statement on Feb 1st 2017, indicating that "Operation Reclaim and Rebuild" resulted in 474 arrests state wide (...
This appears to be false.
The Wikipedia entry mentions the relevant law as being the 2006 Regulations on Internet Email Services. According to this report from Epsilon International and this one from Benchmark Email, the penalty for violating the law is a fine of CNY 10000 (roughly USD 1600 or EUR 1200) per email. The fine can be tripled if the case ...
I can't vouch for the authenticity of this particular ad, but Vietnamese brides are a real phenomenon, including them running away.
China’s vanishing mail-order brides: The imported wives who won’t stick around
CHINA’S singles have it tough, battling a deep wealth divide and
gender imbalance that makes it harder than ever to find true love.
In the US and Canada, if you buy wipes which say "Flushable" on the package, you normally should never flush them. (Source.) If you do, they may clog your pipes or your local sewer / septic system. And a sewer clog may cause sewage to seep into your basement. (Source.)
Instead of flushing wipes down the toilet, you can use unscented baby wipes. ...
A little reverse-image-search sleuthing later... the composite ad appears to be a fake photomontage cobbled together by various bloggers, but the Chinese text appears to be from a genuine photograph of a genuine ad.
The Chinese part of the image appears to be a photograph of genuine advert that has been rumbling around the East-Asian internet since the ...
Yes it's real, as real as anything you see on TV or in the Cinema these days.
Lets start from the beginning, the term "6th Live Test" refers to the fact that Volvo have been running a series of adverts showing off their latest trucks/technology. For example, the 2nd live test refers to a hamster's ability to steer their trucks and the 3rd live test refers ...
Here is a timelapse reveal of the effect. The shadow appears to be created by the light on the left.
For another thing, there is only one light source, but if you look closely, you can see shadows cast by the individual stakes:
As seen in the video, the angle of those shadows is wrong for the light on the left. They're coming from a different light source ...
It's not just Jews.
According to WRAL with respect to the above ad concerning George Holding:
The ad has run more than 500 times so far on network television in the Raleigh
and according to Wikipedia:
George and Lucy Holding... are members of Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh
Republicans are also depicted by the news media in the ...
This isn't exactly a secret.
23&me talk about it on their blog.
They seem pretty proud of it.
One of the options when you send your sample to them is a box for whether you consent to your data being used in research.
We have also built a significant research team that has ...
Yes, this is entirely possible.
Loctite's Technical data sheet states lists the following data points:
So using grit blasted steel, they can achieve a bond strength of 1.25 - 1.75 tons per square inch of super glue.
To provide confirmation from an outside source, The MythBusters have shown that just with one drop of superglue, they could lift over 600 ...
Yes. For example, last year, the UK's Advertising Standards Authority banned a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, (ref). Other banned adverts include those for e-cigarettes (ref), and many that were not banned at the time, but would be banned today (ref).
Such statements are not to be intended in the "scientific" sense. They are marketing materials and are not claimed to be representative of all dentists.
Stock phrases such as "Recommended by nine out of ten dentists" in commercials for non-prescription consumer healthcare products such as Sensodyne toothpaste are devised by the parent company's Global ...
Objectification is the "process of representing or treating a person like an object" rather than treating them as full and equal human being with equal rights and needs. The process of representation could include portrayals of women in ways and contexts which suggest that women are objects to be looked at, ogled, touched or used, anonymous ...
This website from ThamesWater (a water management company in UK) states that they are not flushable, and even shows you why.
Other sources tell the same story:
This tweet from Mayweather's account, September 8, 2018 includes a video of him holding the product and talking directly to the camera about it, clearly endorsing the product, including the quote above.
The actions of scammers may never come to light, so it may be impossible to find hard evidence that scammers are using Facebook's and Twitter's powerful tools in this way. But it would not make sense for scammers not to use these powerful tools.
According to this article:
...a sucker list... has the names and contact information of people who either have ...
Salsa is made in all corners of the world where people enjoy something on their corn chips. While mainly found in countries near Mexico, it is just sauce made from tomatoes, peppers, and onions. It is not at all hard to make. I have traveled to many parts of the United States and never had trouble finding a locally-made salsa in the grocery store anywhere I'...
I'm not sure if this is entirely appropriate given the posting guidelines say "Avoid statements based solely on ... personal experience;", however, I don't think those were written with this specific situation in mind (also I cannot comment, as I do not have an account).
In case you hadn't guessed, I personally got a free burrito. I went there for lunch on ...