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1970 video clip of Bruce Lee playing table tennis with Nunchucks? No, a Nokia ad from 2008.

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A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows Bruce Lee playing table tennis with his nunchucks in 1970. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: A clip from 1970 showing Bruce Lee playing table tennis with nunchucks.

Fact: It is an ad created by an agency called ‘JWT Beijing’ for Nokia N96 Bruce Lee Limited Edition in 2008. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When searched on Google with the keywords ‘Bruce Lee Table Tennis’, an article by ‘Contently’ with the title – ‘What Nokia’s Bruce Lee Ad Tells Us About Content Marketing’ is found in the search results. From the article, it can be understood that it is a Nokia ad. When searched further, another article with the title – ‘5 Brilliantly Faked Viral Ads That People Still Keep Thinking Are Real’ was found in the search results. In the article, it can be read that the video was created by ‘JWT Beijing’ for Nokia N96 Bruce Lee Limited Edition in 2008. JWT Beijing’s Polly Chu interview with ‘Agency.Asia’ regarding the Bruce Lee ad can be read here. Also, the full version of the video can be seen here.

To sum it up, Nokia ad video from 2008 still makes people believe that it is Bruce Lee in the video playing table tennis with nunchucks.

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