Ad hoax du jour

Apparently advertising hoaxes on the internet are going around.

DDB France has put up a site promoting an undersea train called Transatlantys with 8-hour travel btween Paris and New York.

Though this engineering project will take eleven years to complete, you can register to be the first on this miracle ride.

But the fine print reveals your trip must take place before the end of this year. Not only that, but the visual shows a windowed submarine and yet the copy says it’s a tunnel. (Somehow the thought of seeing the ocean whizzing by at 400 m.p.h. makes me seasick.)

There’s considerable discussion on the internet about this and most think it’s a hoax.

Someone has commented the passenger shown in the futuristic drawing looks terrified. That’s true, but maybe he’s travelling faster than the speed of light to go back in time 11 years?