Subliminal Advertising: KFC Wants You To Think There's Money In Your Sandwich

Subliminal messages in advertising has been a controversial topic for years. Is it underhanded? Does it even work? Reader “umlaut75” sent us a video of a KFC Snacker television commercial that shows a mysterious tiny picture of a dollar bill mixed in with the lettuce. As far as intrigue is concerned, it’s not exactly the Zapruder film but it does make us wonder. The video, inside…

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Most people seem to consider the effects of subliminal advertising negligible at best. For one thing, the guy “discovered” it actually made the whole thing up as a gimmick to get more business for his marketing research company. However, according to Wikipedia, “A study conducted by the United Nations concluded that “the cultural implications of subliminal indoctrination is a major threat to human rights throughout the world.” Do you think there is a threat? Could it be possible?