More urban legends and hoaxes: Hewlett-Packard and Gateway merge, Taco Bell Chihuahua, and Microsoft and AOL email beta test
Hewlett-Packard and Gateway merge
Hewlett-Packard and Gateway have just merged to form the biggest computer supplier in the world! Bigger than Dell, bigger than IBM, bigger than them all! In response to this amazing merger, IBM has set aside 250,000 free computers to reward and keep its most loyal and trusted customers! I've already got mine, read on to see how you can get yours!!!
This e-mail has a special encoding which will let IBM know every time you send it to one of your friends or relatives. The first 250,000 people who send this to at least 15 of their friends will receive a brand new IBM computer! After you send this to your friends, and qualify, IBM will contact you via e-mail, and get your shipping address. Send them your address, and in a couple of days, a brand new computer, complete with printer, and 19" monitor is sitting on your doorstep! You must hurry, because this offer ends July 31 of this year! Here's the catch, though.
Each of your friends must send this to at least 5 people or you won't be eligible, so choose your friends wisely! Remember, a true friend will send this along for you! That's all it takes, no strings attached! No purchase necessary!!! You don't even have to have previously purchased a computer from IBM! They want to earn or keep your future business, and they're willing to pay for it!!!
Editors Note: It's not possible to track forwarded emails.
Taco Bell Chihuahua
This is SOOOOOO Cool!!!!!! You Have to see this!!!!!! It is SOOO cute that the people that HAVE seen this keep asking me to send it to them again!!
Now is that good or WHAT?! Here is what you gotta do..... Okay so you have to answer these questions IN YOUR HEAD okay? Here is the first question...
1) What is your favorite color?
2) What is your favorite movie?
3) Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
4) Do you like to swim?
5) Do you wear a Bikini or a regular bathing suit?
6) Do you like to take a shower or a bath?
7) Do you like dogs or cats?
8) What is your favorite sport?
9) Do you prefer computer games to TV?
10) Do you prefer Roller Blading to a Bicycle?
Now that you have answered the questions here is the second part: If you have answered ALL the questions WITHOUT skipping any, here is what you should do:
Send this to 1-7 people and you will see the little Taco Bell Chihuahua walk to the middle of you screen and he will say "Yo Quiro Taco Bell."
Send this to 8-10 and he will walk to the middle of your screen and say ONE of the following: "I think I'm in love!" or "Viva Gourditas!" OR "I Chihuahua Send this to 11-? people and he will go to the middle of your screen and sing "Chances are because I wear a silly grin..." and after that he will sing the "nacho" song!!!! SO START SENDIN!!!!!
Editors Note: This is just not technically possible!
Microsoft/AOL email beta test
Microsoft and AOL are now the largest internet company and in an effort to make sure that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program, Microsoft and AOL are running an e-mail beta test. When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track it (if you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two week time period. For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay you $5.00, for every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Microsoft will pay you $3.00 and for every third person that receives it, you will be paid $1.00.
Within two weeks, Microsoft will contact you for your address and then send you a check. I thought this was a scam myself, but two weeks after receiving this e-mail and forwarding it on, Microsoft contacted me for my e-mail and within days, I received a check for $800.00.
Pamela D. Davis
Senior Distribution Instructor
Atlanta Training Center
J.D. Edwards World Solutions Co.
Editors Note: No one can track forwarded emails.