The Left-Handed Whopper
For many years, I've had Burger King's left-handed whopper
hoax from 1998 listed as one of the most popular April Fool hoaxes of all time. But in all that time, I had never seen a copy of the actual ad that Burger King ran in USA Today
. I tried contacting Burger King repeatedly asking for a copy, and they ignored me. And no libraries had back issues of USA Today
that included the ads. But finally, I managed to track down a copy at the Library of Congress. So here it is. The original left-handed whopper ad. Unfortunately, only in black-and-white, but that's probably as good as I'll ever get because I don't know if the original color ad has been preserved anywhere.
Commenting is no longer available in this channel entry.