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Old 01 June 2011, 07:02 PM
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Snake How Snake Oil Got a Bad Rap

These days, “snake oil” is synonymous with quackery, the phoniest of phony medicines. A “snake oil salesman” promises you the world, takes your money, and is long gone by the time you realize the product in your hands is completely worthless.

But get this: The original snake oil actually worked.
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