My Kind'a Conspieracy!

Canada
January 21, 2007 9:28pm CST
Do you ever wonder things like: Years ago M&M's boasted that they would "melt in your mouth not in your hand"...Go hold on to some next time you can and watch them melt! What the heck were we eating as a coating that made this possible for their marketing campaign? and Red food dye 25(I think this is the one....was toxic! and in all kinds of our candy growing up!) So what off-the-wall wonders can you think of, what is your kind'a conspieracy?
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I once posted a discussion about M&M's but people thought that I was seriously asking a question and not trying to point out the irony of it. If you look at the M&M's package, the plain M&M's package warns that it may contain peanuts. Then, if you look at the peanut M&M's package, it will warn that it may contain nuts...NOT peanuts! Now, I understand that one M&M could slip into the wrong package. But the point is, the company gives these warnings so if one peanut M&M slips into a plain M&M package and a person is allergic, then the M&M's company does not have to be held responsible because they put this waring on the package! Now, if we would just get what we paid for, then we would not have to worry about these warnings. And all these warnings all over other products! I am not sure how to look at them. Should they bee looked at because there are stupid people that will really eat hemroid medication? Are the warnings there because a company is protecting themselves from being sued if a woman's hair catches fire from a curling iron? (Note: A curling iron warns that one may see smoke when using a curling iron.) Or do they put these warnings on label to tell people that they know the product is harmful and since we told you upfront, don't try to sure us is your hair catches fire? All these warning labels just baffles me. I am not stupid, I am not going to try to wash my hair and blow dry my hair while I am still in the shower! Sure, I hate to get out of the nice hot shower...but what fool is going to blow dry their hair while in the shower? And if they are that much of a fool, would they really think to look at the warning label? Here are some more examples of warning labels that I just have to shake my head at: For a stroller: Remove child before folding. (I don't think my child folds too well and would look at me like I lost something if I tried to fold him or her with the stroller.) CA Lotto ticker: Do not iron. (Right because I hate it when my Lotto ticket gets wrinkles!) Cell phone: Do not try to dry our phone in microwave oven. (Nope! If it goes through the washer just stick it in the dryer with the clothes! ha ha) Phone book: Please do not try to use this directory while operating a motor vehicle. (Ummm...and here I though people on cell phones were bad while driving!) On a string of Chinese made Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only. (I'm confused...where DON'T I use them?) On Nytol Nighttime Sleep-Aid: May cause drowsiness. (Key word here...Nighttime!) Can of self-defense pepper spray: May irritate eyes. (Yeah, kinda the point...just don't point it my direction!) Conair Pro Style 1600 hair dryer: Do not use in shower. Never use while sleeping. (Not only can I not use in the shower...but I have a bad habit of using it in my sleep???) Underarm deodorant: Do not spray in eyes. (I think someone took the term Stink Eye to seriously!) On a Domino's Pizza box: Caution: Contents hot! (Ummm...I sure hope so or that driver is not getting a tip!) A can of air freshner warns: Keep out of reach of children and teenagers (Now my teens are at risk? LOL Hey parents, you can't sue Febreeze if your teens like their room smelling fresh.) Caution on a package of dice: Not for human consumption. (Now they tell me! Why didn't I read that before breakfast? Oh, that's right, I was too hungry to read!) In the manual of a chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand. (Well! If you would have watch the movies with Chainsaws, you would have known this already!) On the wrapper of a Fruit Roll-Up snack: Remove plastic before eating. (Gee, and I have just been handing them to my kids. They start gnawing...plastic..don't want that!)
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
22 Jan 07
These are really funny, LOL. How have we ever survived.
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• Canada
23 Jan 07
you rok! these are awsome!...for tattooing I use a medical cleaner that is a high stenght enzime killer...and the wipe container has a sticker that says not for use on babies! Check yer shampoo bottles it has : Directions: lather, rine, repeat...CAN WE NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO USE SHAMPOO?...LOL! Did you know that FLOURIDE is highy toxic to human beings?!? and they said to brush yer teeth 3 TIMES A DAY!!!!...yeah whatever! peace Dissposition
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
23 Jan 07
LOL So do you often get babies in for tattoos to have that warning? LOL Oh, you don't want me to get started on directions! I would be able to think of a lot of directions that I just want to look at and ask who wrote them or if one really needs to read the directions! Shampoo is an exacellent example! But I hate those envelopes that tell me where I have have to open it at. What if I want to open it from the other end? So what if it is easier to open the end they tell us. Maybe I want it to be harder to open to add to the suspense of what is inside! LOL
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Well remember when they showed all the baby shampoos and they said they wont burn the baby.s eyes. We then found out the chemicals in the shampoos were bad and could even blind babies. Remember the no tears formula....scares....
@rainbow (6763)
22 Jan 07
Minstrals melt in your mouth not in your hand. M&Ms melt everywhere and drip down little peoples clothes staining them so they do not come completely clean in the wash. This is in conjunction with expensive clothes bleaches like Ace and Vanish spray etc. Brightly coloured sweets are virtually banned at my house as my older son has problems and I do not want to encourage them. Fairy wash powder - fairy snow,for snow white whites - isn't snow grey - Istill use it but add washing bleach for my white towels. I cannot use other powders or I come out in sores, I wonder what they put in them?
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
Oh yes it makes you wonder sometimes what is actually in the sweet that we are eating and it is funny that these kind of sweets do melt in your hand, well there is a butter we buy here and it says it is soft and it is at first but when you want to use it the next day oh boy it is hard like a rock and so you have to heat it so that it will melt a bit to put on our bread.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I had some M&M's the other day, they do melt in your hand. I was wondering what they did to change them. They used to not melt. Sometimes it makes you wonder how have we all survived all these years.