--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "card" <cardemaister@...> wrote:
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> 
> Is lying, or at least exaggerating, in most cases necessary for e.g. 
> commercial success?
> 
> As an example, was the original success of Coca Cola based
> on big lies about its health benefits?
>

Wiki:

Pemberton claimed Coca-Cola cured many diseases, including morphine addiction, 
dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headache, and impotence. Pemberton ran the first 
advertisement for the beverage on May 29 of the same year in the Atlanta 
Journal.[11]

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