Patriotic Pepsi cans don't exist

Published March 18, 2003|Updated Aug. 31, 2005

Question: Is it true that Pepsi plans to release a can featuring the Empire State Building and the Pledge of Allegiance with the words "under God" deleted?

Answer: No. This is yet another of those urban legends circulating on the Internet.

For an explanation, check the Web site and look for the item under Top Searches.

Bottom line: Another soft drink, Dr Pepper, issued a limited number of cans in November 2001 with an image of the Statue of Liberty and the three words "One Nation . . . Indivisible" on them, sparking a mini-controversy that morphed into the hoax about Pepsi (and Coca-Cola) cans.

The Dr Pepper cans were marketed for a limited time and haven't been on store shelves since February 2002.

Ante up for square envelopes

Question: What is the surcharge to mail square envelopes? The personnel at my branch post office cannot give me consistent answers.

Answer: In addition to the single-piece postage rate, the cost to mail a square envelope is 12 cents, said Postal Service spokesman Michael Miles.

Have a question? Colin Bessonette will try to get an answer. Call (404) 222-2002 or write to him at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, P.O. Box 4689, Atlanta, GA 30302, or e-mail him at q&