#951 15.08.2022 02:19 AP

Amusing Planet: Clark Stanley: The First Snake Oil Salesman

Stanley's Snake Oil didn't contain any snake oil at all. In 1917, federal investigators seized a shipment of Stanley's Snake Oil and found that it contained primarily mineral oil, fatty oil believed to from beef, chili peppers, turpentine, and camphor. Stanley was charged for fraudulent marketing and fined $20.