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Diamonds are rare and expensive.


llovejoy1234

That an engagement ring should cost a man three months or his salary- a marketing campaign created by De Beers(!!) Actually even the concept of an engagement ring was created by the diamond industry.


Darnitol1

They’ve slowly increased this over time. When I was a teenager, the recommendation was ONE month’s salary.


brainwrinkled

I read that razors were only first marketed towards women to shave legs etc during the war to make up for the lack of sales from men who weren't in the country


_Steven_Seagal_

Women have shaved their body hair for thousands of years. Hairy legs aren't a casualty of war.


brainwrinkled

a quick google brings up plenty of places that disagree but I did phrase it as "I read" because obviously I didn't source the data myself. Just passing it along


Ineedadvice7979

That diamonds are worth a ton of money . And that the size is a symbol for love


Indianfattie

Axe has pheromones which make you irresistible to women


[deleted]

LOL seriously? Who buys that?


japaneseloch

Circumcision has benefits. It doesn’t.


sbgarbage

idk about this one, i'm circumcised and my dick looks very handsome as a result, i'd say that's a benefit


[deleted]

If you keep it clean. I heard some horror stories about the foreskin. Also I personally know people that had to medically circumcise.


Aelius7

I am one of those people. Had to do circumcision when I was 17. It was so uncomfortable for the first 2 weeks. But if there was no need, I wouldn't do it.


[deleted]

Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud, is basically the man responsible for the modern marketing industry. He took everything Freud found out about the human psyche, and turned it towards selling stuff. Just a couple examples of what the man accomplished: The reason bacon and eggs is a staple breakfast food, is because of him. The pork lobby hired him to increase sales, and he somehow got it associated as a healthy part of breakfast. This is also how we got 'doctors recommend' as a marketing thing. [https://gobraithwaite.com/thinking/edward-bernays-and-why-we-eat-bacon-for-breakfast/](https://gobraithwaite.com/thinking/edward-bernays-and-why-we-eat-bacon-for-breakfast/) Bernays also got women to smoke Lucky Strikes by throwing a few fancy balls with the theme of 'green', which happened to be the same colour as the packaging for said smokes. He got women to associate 'high class' with 'green' and then associate that same high class with the cigarette brand. [https://www.lkarno.com/post/2018/03/22/edward-l-bernays-and-selling-tobacco-with-a-grand-green-ball](https://www.lkarno.com/post/2018/03/22/edward-l-bernays-and-selling-tobacco-with-a-grand-green-ball) The man was a fucking evil genius. Maybe an amoral one.


TheSinfulBlacksheep

Not enough people know about this king sized turd. Dude pretty much mastered psychological manipulation to such a fine degree that the world's never fully recovered.


[deleted]

There are two things that always fascinate me about these stories: 1. What they got away with in those 'wild west' days of early marketing, when it was super legal to lie, and caveat emptor was the rule. 2. How Bernays got his pants on, over those giant balls of his.


Golden_Pineapple

KFC in Japan as an "American Christmas meal"


Fun_Mistake4299

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day" was Kellogg's way of getting people to buy cornflakes.


ThrowRARAw

Also the fact that Santa is a beer-bellied man who wears all red was actually a Cocoa-Cola campaign that has since taken a life of its own. It's ridiculous. Why would Santa wear red when he wants to sneak into your house without anyone knowing? Dude would stick out like a sore thumb against the white snow.


Ofabulous

You’re forgetting about his Christmas Magic tho


txbluelacy

By the people for the people


brotherbrother99

Eagle!


HydraDominatus-XX

Who won?


Frito_feet

Who's next?


Right_Wing_Fascist

Pills stop HIV/AIDS


SchwarzerSeptember

Who believes that what? I never even heard of that Hahahah


Right_Wing_Fascist

My grandmother and both of my cousins that live with her.


SchwarzerSeptember

And what company sells those Magic pills? Haha


titsngiggles69

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31743122/ Modern medicine agrees that under proper treatment, hiv viral load can be effectively undetectable and not transmissible. But there's decades of stigma and social pressure to catch up to the science.


Barn_Brat

I thought they were meant to reduce symptoms and make it less likely to spread?


Right_Wing_Fascist

They do. But my cousins and grandmother think the pills make you immune to getting it at all.


Barn_Brat

That’s very concerning


Nani-WhatAmIDoin

Well if u overdose then technically they will stop hiv/aids


Peri-D-Optrix

The idea that diamonds have value


sbgarbage

that you have to shower every day a marketing ploy by the companies that make body wash/body soap products way back in the day.. but unless you're doing some sort of physical activities outdoors or like actually getting "dirty", you technically don't need to shower every single day, it's just something that we as a society accept because that's what was propagated by the companies when these products were introduced, they wanted people to use the products every day so that they'd run out and have to go buy more, and it worked, in fact some dermatologists actually advise AGAINST showering every day because showering too much can damage your skin


Blackmore_Vale

Carrots help you see in the dark. Actually propagated by the RAF during WW2 to help hide the existence of radar and get people to eat carrots which the UK had an abundance of


dunnowatutalkinbout

Not marketing as much as it is a bashing campaign; The lady who sued Mcdonald's for serving coffee too hot was actually not frivolous at all: she had 3rd degree burns all over her private parts (she was in the car, holding the coffee between her thighs while looking for her keys) and was just looking for McDee's to cover her medical bills since she had to have massive skin graphs as a result. The coffee was almost at 90-95 degrees Celsius, which is literally scolding and seriously unsafe.


MrGeekman

How long ago was that lawsuit? Was it from the days before care had cup holders?


dunnowatutalkinbout

does it matter? 3rd-degree burns from coffee, you would never expect anything even resembling that to happen even if you spilled it all over yourself...


MrGeekman

I'm wondering why she was holding the coffee between her legs. If she had used a cup holder, the coffee might not have spilled on her.


txbluelacy

McDonald’s is edible


SchwarzerSeptember

Tf?


SchwarzerSeptember

What?


BraggnnRights

That diamonds are valuable


LeatherUpset

Jesus demands & other religious and political lies .


Fast_Needleworker980

That you need to the 10,000 steps per day. Literally a marketing campaign for a Japanese pedometer company.


MrGeekman

Data transfer speeds - stated in bits instead of bytes. It makes storage devices, cables, etc,sound 8 times faster than they really are.


Juni0rbug

Politicians work for us. We have rights. Ha.


Diligent_Performer75

If you want a dirty dick, don't get circumcised. There's a medical reason they do it


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Peri-D-Optrix

It literally does and there is tons of evidence despite what Fox News tells you


[deleted]

Agree to disagree. Not interested in pointless discussion.


Peri-D-Optrix

This is not a case of opinion. This is a case of you being factually, objectively wrong and potentially endangering others with your ignorance


getahitcrash

Colbert got the rona 2x in a span of a few weeks. He's probably had every jab they've offered.


sbgarbage

of course there are always outliers, but that doesn't refute the empirical data on the millions of others where it was shown that risk was reduced that's like saying "this one guy i know was wearing a seat belt and he got in an accident and died, therefore seat belts don't save lives and i'm not gonna wear one when driving"


[deleted]

Like I said.


Peri-D-Optrix

Walk away then. This discussion you're engaging in right now is even more pointless than the one you initially refused engage in


[deleted]

What discussion? Edit: Can't respond to last comment so response here: You can see the irony, right? Anybody else see the irony? Guys?


Peri-D-Optrix

Christ... Look at how much time you're wasting to let me know that you don't want to waste time talking to me I'm just gonna block you


SchwarzerSeptember

Stupid ass xd


TheSinfulBlacksheep

Got 3 jabs and haven't had covid, and if I have I didn't notice. Honestly, works pretty good in my sample size of 1.


[deleted]

LOL


CoolIceCreamCone

That people need deodorant. People used to be just fine with how people naturally smell but ads made people feel like they stunk if they didn't wear deodorant. They've had ads for that for so long that the original people they targeted are long dead and everyone alive now considers it a social norm to use deodorant.


[deleted]

Ew I don't envy anyone less than 20 feet near you.


getahitcrash

>They've had ads for that for so long that the original people they targeted are long dead and everyone alive now considers it a social norm to use deodorant. Thankfully. Here in the U.S. at least.


[deleted]

Been working in Chinese factories. Could throw up sometimes. There's literally no deodorant to be found in 7-11s.


Barn_Brat

That people who need glasses are completely blind without them