TIL in 1995, the city of Taiyuan in China was gripped in a panic after a TV ad alerted residents to a “mythical beast” roaming the streets, advising people to stay indoors and board up their homes. It was revealed to be a promotional advert for an upcoming beer brand, causing backlash.

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