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Updated Sep 12, 2013 - 11:51 am

French betting ads poke fun at major tragedies

If you're easily offended, it's probably best to move on.

Now that you've been warned, I present two ads that are guaranteed to cause a stir on the Internet.

A French horse betting company, PMU, decided to embrace major tragedies in history with one small tweak: Rather than the actual cause, the commercials feature a bet gone bad as the reason John F. Kennedy was killed and the Titanic sunk.

Sometimes, you can't make this stuff up. Sometimes you do, put in on YouTube, wait for for the Internet to get angry and watch the revenue roll in.

I'll bet you can't figure out which route PMU took.

The Loop

About the Author


Carter Nacke graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2010. He has been with KTAR since March 2011.

In addition to being a news junkie, Carter enjoys talking sports -- mainly soccer and hockey -- and covers the Arizona Coyotes for ArizonaSports.com.

He is an Arizona native and enjoys traveling.

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