June 15, 2005
A Fake for a Fake

I guess it really is true that some people will pay money for anything:

Targeting self-conscious 4x4 owners whose rugged vehicles seldom see obstacles bigger than a speed bump, the enterprising British e-tailer behind Sprayonmud sells the scent of the countryside in a squirt bottle.

For 8 pounds (about $14.50), buyers get 0.75 liters (.85 quarts) of genuine filthy water, bottled from hills near the company's premises on the rural England-Wales border. The aim, says the website, is "to give your neighbors the impression you've just come back from a day's shooting or fishing -- anything but driving around town all day or visiting the retail park."

Reminds me of the time I saw box turtles priced at $40 each at a Houston pet store. I would've sold them mine for $15, and gotten three more behind my house the next day.

Posted by scott at June 15, 2005 01:29 PM

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