Claim: Al-Qaeda terrorists have poisoned one in five cans of Coca-Cola with anthrax and arsenic.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2005]
Al Qaeda terrorists infiltrate Coca-Cola Factorys
This is a category one ALERT from CNN.
CNN have learned from government sources today that the Coca-Cola factories that supply the United States of America and our friends in the United Kingdom have been infiltrated by
Traces of arsenic and anthrax have been found in one out of every five cans of Coke tested. Reports have been sent out to all major networks and newspapers to put out a "Red Alert Category One", warning all drinkers of Coke to make their way to the nearest hospital for a
If you have drunk or bought Coca-Cola on or after the 25th of March 2005 then do not panic, just inform your nearest medical centre and make your way there as soon as possible.
In the best interests of The USA and our friends in the UK could you forward this mail to all Coke drinkers you know, we will be posting more updates as they come in.
Origins: Our first
sighting of this breathless warning dates it to
real communiqué from CNN — that news organization's
While CNN's online news service does make it possible that you would first hear about an important story via
No such reports have surfaced, neither at CNN nor at other news outlets.
Barbara "hoax-a-cola" Mikkelson
Last updated: 6 May 2005