Oil Company Promised To Melt Glaciers Back In 1962

1962! It was a great year if you like large cars, crinolines, the Kennedys, and strangely prescient oil company ads. Humble Oil, which eventually became part of the company we now know as Exxon, ran this ad in Life magazine, and it’s been making the rounds of the Internet since.

Humble Oil bragged that they produce enough oil to melt seven million tons of glaciers per day. Try to find an oil company that makes bold claims like that today!

Oil: enough energy to melt glaciers!
[Grist] (Thanks, Julie!)