Among the quotes, song lyrics, and article snippets I adorned my notebooks and laptop with when writing Generation Dead is the following urban legend:
The marketing slogan "Come Alive With Pepsi!" was interpreted in Chinese as "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Dead".
You can read the complete story here at Snopes.com.
Snopes rules. I highly recommend surfing that site, where you can find out if B.F. Skinner really raised his daughter in a Skinner box, if my hero Walt Disney was really put in cryogenic storage, and some interesting facts about Philip Pullman.
I drink an awful lot of Diet Pepsi when I write.