From a piece called “Walking Exercises Will Get You In Shape” on a website whose main purpose is cross-border sales of prescription medications comes this misinformation about Nordic Walking poles: “Heard about Nordic walking and walking poles? It’s a form of walking that has it’s origin from Scandinavia, but is spreading nimbly around the world. You use walking poles during your walks (much like skiing poles, but with rubber ends to make it bounce off the ground better), and it increases the calorie burning with about 20%.”
“…rubber ends to make it [the pole] bounce off the ground better.” Poor syntax could make a careful reader think that there are “rubber ends” on both ends of each pole, but the real misinformation is writer Beatrise Stephenson’s explanation of what those “rubber ends” are supposed to do. But then again, people weeking to save money on their prescriptions probably don’t read the copy below the images of pill bottles and prices the online seller charges for them.