January 23, 2020

When a Man Took a Joke in a Pepsi Ad Seriously, Chaos Ensued

Pepsi initially refused his claim: The Harrier jet in the Pepsi commercial is fanciful and is simply included to create a humorous and entertaining ad.” But Leonard was already lawyered up and ready to fight. His attorneys fired back with This is a formal demand that you honor your commitment and make immediate arrangements to transfer the new Harrier jet to our client.” Pepsi didn’t budge. Leonard sued, and it went to court.

From Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by Matt Parker, and via lithub.com

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