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Bernthal-The Way It Oughta Be: Batteries

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(KPLR) - It's a nasty trick to try and save you money.  So don’t be duped.  Here's JB with The Way It Oughta Be.

I thought I would show you some of the batteries I've gone through this year.  AA seems to be at the top of my list.

So when a relative told me I could save big bucks on AA batteries I was all ears.  He showed me this YouTube video that says if you buy one of those lantern batteries for 5 bucks, all you have to do is break them open and there are 32 AA batteries inside.

32 AA's for 5 bucks, wow.

Well you guessed it, even with a video that appears to prove it, it's simply not true.  It's a hoax that came out a few years ago and gets circulated each year around the holidays.

I guess it's not a crime to put up a hoax like that.  But it should be.  Life's too short for an exercise that's a waste of time.

I'm JB and that's The Way It Oughta Be.