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Pepsi on the moon? Thousands of Iranians fall prey to hoax
France24 ^ | 06/06/2012

Posted on 06/30/2012 9:45:09 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

On Tuesday night, thousands of Iranians looked up at the sky in the hopes of seeing the Pepsi logo appear on the moon.

In the past few days, rumors had swelled on Iranian websites and social networks, saying that Pepsi Co. was going to shoot powerful lasers at the moon to display the brand’s colors on its surface. Some took this as a joke; others believed it. Either way, many went up on their roofs to inspect the moon at the announced time. Our Observers in Tehran tell us more.

(Excerpt) Read more at observers.france24.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Cheese, Moose, Sister; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: hoax; iran; pepsi; wtf

1 posted on 06/30/2012 9:45:25 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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2 posted on 06/30/2012 9:46:10 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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To: nuconvert

Ping.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 9:49:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

How about an image of Mohammed?


4 posted on 06/30/2012 9:52:42 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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5 posted on 06/30/2012 9:53:52 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
The White House will leak to the New York Times that this was a CIA psyop.
6 posted on 06/30/2012 9:55:38 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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7 posted on 06/30/2012 9:55:59 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Right now I can’t help but think there is probably a crew of
re-election campaign workers in the basement of the White
House trying to find a loophole to register a couple of million
Iranian citizens as absentee voters.


8 posted on 06/30/2012 10:04:09 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Sivad

http://iranianstudies.com/node/163

There’s a bit of history in the Pepsi hoax. It’s not the first time...


9 posted on 06/30/2012 10:16:54 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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To: Dallas59

The Taste of Freedom?!? Bwahahahaha!


10 posted on 06/30/2012 10:45:02 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Pepsi’s Obama-branded cans.. Talk about psy ops.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 10:49:49 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Yeah I remember during the so called “revolution” islamists would swear that they could see khomeini’s image in the moon. I think w/ this Iranians are actually mocking the islamists.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 11:07:36 PM PDT by parisa
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
In the past few days, rumors had swelled on Iranian websites and social networks, saying that Pepsi Co. was going to shoot powerful lasers at the moon to display the brand’s colors on its surface.

One of the things I've always loved about being an American is that we've achieved so many incredible things in the last 100 years that some people have started to think that we can do anything. I remember a while back there was a story out of the Middle East about a rash of earthquakes, which the usual suspects were blaming on American earthquake machines because "Americans know how to do that." It's like we've achieved legendary status, alongside Atlantis and Brigadoon. Well, I'm sure we'll do every bit as well as Atlantis did.

If someone tried to tell me the rumor that Pepsi was going to project their logo on the moon, I'd say "That kind of technology does not exist." but I guarantee that somewhere in Iran, there occurred this exchange: "There is no way that Pepsi can project their infidel logo on the moon". "Oh yes they can - the Americans know how to do that."
13 posted on 06/30/2012 11:33:06 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
Pepsi on the Moonbat? Millions of Americans fall prey to a hoax.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 11:39:45 PM PDT by skeama
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

If they believe in islam, I suppose they will believe anything


15 posted on 07/01/2012 3:05:27 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: fr_freak

The Iraqis thought our Oakley glasses were x-ray glasses so we could see if they were carrying weapons under their clothes. They also thought that no person could function in the heat wearing all that body armor, so the rumor was that we took special “blood cooling” pills.

I also heard a story from early in the Afghanistan war that a Special Forces Soldier showed off his “death ray” to some of the local fighters by calling in an air strike on a Taliban compound and using a laser target designator. All they saw was this American Soldier using a laser rifle and the entire compound exploded...


16 posted on 07/01/2012 3:22:35 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater
The combination of 21st century western technology and 12th century islamic thinking can produce these strange anecdotes.

I remember hearing a report from a US officer talking about training Afghans to drive a car. He said you really have to start with the basics. They didn't know how to open the door.

To the average arab peasant we must look like Supermen.

17 posted on 07/01/2012 3:43:15 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yeah, we encouraged the “x-ray glasses” thing, but we shot down the “blood cooling pills” rumor. We wanted them to know that we’re just THAT badass.


18 posted on 07/01/2012 3:52:16 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

The idea of putting a soft drink logo on the moon was discussed in a Robert Heinlein novel of the ‘50s.


19 posted on 07/01/2012 3:54:39 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic "That wasn't the Pepsi logo!"

20 posted on 07/01/2012 6:13:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Steely Tom

We should project Obamas face on the Moon! Wouldn’t that be great! To honor him as Barack I, King of the world. Stalin tried that by projecting his face on a balloon over Moscow—Uncle Joe looking over his people.


21 posted on 07/01/2012 7:24:05 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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