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Plastic bottle caps for cancer? another urban myth?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Signs around are office are asking us to keep plastic pop bottle caps for cancer treatment.
    It sounds a lot like the aluminum beer tabs for dialysis Urban legend - though you can save the tabs and give them the Ronald McDonald house.

    Anyway, i checked Snoopes.com and got nada. Anyone know if this is Bullshit or not?
    My hunch is it is, but this is the second person trying to collect caps for cancer.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Ask where the bottle caps are going.
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    I don't know one way or the other, but what would be the motivation to keep them otherwise? What can you gain from the caps? Are these people like the underpants gnomes? "Step 1: Collect underpants. Step 3: Profit."
  4. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member


    begs to differ:

  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    A quick check of My Coke Rewards shows that it takes 4000 points for a digital picture frame, 6100 for a darts cabinet and 13,250 for a 19" HDTV. No listing for a chemo session.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    We always collected those tabs in elementary school and middle school for the same reason. Maybe they recycle them for cash?
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Shit, i need to drink me a shitload more Coke...
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Sorry, it's a five-digit number. At 1350 I would be putting myself into a high fructose coma, because then it would actually be within reach.
  9. aluminum yes.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Exectly, throw the can away but keep the tab. We want to recycle the tab for cash.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Next to the recycling can in our break room is an old plastic bottle half full of can tabs. I'm convinced the damn thing has been there 10 years and the cancer patient/book program/animal shelter it was intended to benefit has long since bit the bullet. Still, I throw my can tabs in because I'm determined to fill the bottle and see what happens.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Like a two-liter plastic bottle? A water cooler bottle? A carboy?
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