In 1996, Pepsi found itself in a frivolous lawsuit; a man named John Leonard sued them for a Harrier Fighter jet showcased in their commercial. The jet, worth 33 million USD, was featured in their Pepsi Stuff ad campaign, but was not actually available for redemption. Leonard assumed he would win the case after consulting with various lawyers despite the fact that the appearance of the jet was clearly a joke. Sadly, his case was eventually thrown out of court.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here