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12/22/2007 02:33:50 AM · #1
How Gullible Are We?

Very is the answer, now I need a glass of something wet.

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide."

And for plenty of good reasons, since:

1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
2. it is a major component in acid rain
3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
4. accidental inhalation can kill you
5. it contributes to erosion
6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients

He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.

* Forty-three (43) said yes,
* Six (6) were undecided,
* Only one (1) knew that the chemical was water. H2 (dihydrogen) O (monoxide).

The title of his prize winning project was, "How Gullible Are We?"

He feels the conclusion is obvious.
12/22/2007 02:44:43 AM · #2
there was a radio station here that announced that a entire city should be on alert since dihydrogen monoxide was found in all the water mains.....several businesses even shut down before they realized it was April 1st........
12/22/2007 02:46:04 AM · #3
lmfao!
12/22/2007 02:48:51 AM · #4
oh yeah, my fav was a lady who owned a business who called in and said "i have a hair salon...should i shut down? i dont want to be burning my customers heads!"
12/22/2007 02:54:20 AM · #5
The funniest part is that everything is true, just stated in a scare-mungering way

1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting

Yup... need it to sweat and too much of it can make you vomit

2. it is a major component in acid rain

and regular rain

3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state

steam is water in a gaseous state

4. accidental inhalation can kill you

it's called drowning in layman's terms :-)

5. it contributes to erosion

yes.. been known to even carve out river beds

6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes

hydroplaning

7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients

and every other cell in the patients' bodies...

Message edited by author 2007-12-22 02:54:39.
12/22/2007 03:10:11 AM · #6
Classic and so true! . . . and I thought my chicken on steroids was cleaver.
12/22/2007 09:44:42 AM · #7
it's espcecially dangerous in the winter when cold air and northwesterly winds cause it to accumulate in the northeastern and midwest parts of the US.


12/22/2007 10:23:19 AM · #8
lol our science teacher printed this out for us at the beginnnin of the year
12/22/2007 12:10:11 PM · #9
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

He feels the conclusion is obvious.


Justifiability so I would think :-o/ At least I would have been an undecided... not that I would have recognised it most likely, just that I tend not to sign anything I don't know (or at least have better sources of lies).
12/22/2007 01:42:01 PM · #10
Related website:
//www.dhmo.org/

12/22/2007 01:52:06 PM · #11
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:



And for plenty of good reasons, since:

1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
2. it is a major component in acid rain
3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
4. accidental inhalation can kill you
5. it contributes to erosion
6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients



(8) some guy who wants to make a profit put it in my beer, too :(
12/22/2007 02:04:03 PM · #12
Originally posted by mark_u_U:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:



And for plenty of good reasons, since:

1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
2. it is a major component in acid rain
3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
4. accidental inhalation can kill you
5. it contributes to erosion
6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients



(8) some guy who wants to make a profit put it in my beer, too :(


Isn't it what beer ultimately turns into?
12/22/2007 02:05:47 PM · #13
Originally posted by Mr_Pants:


(8) some guy who wants to make a profit put it in my beer, too :(


Isn't it what beer ultimately turns into? [/quote]

Besides, water is the primary ingredient in beer. Thus the famous slogan, "It's the water!". Bonus points for first to identify the brand...

R.
12/22/2007 02:10:04 PM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:


Besides, water is the primary ingredient in beer. Thus the famous slogan, "It's the water!". Bonus points for first to identify the brand...

R.


I believe that would be Coors.

Message edited by author 2007-12-22 14:10:33.
12/22/2007 02:22:43 PM · #15
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:


Besides, water is the primary ingredient in beer. Thus the famous slogan, "It's the water!". Bonus points for first to identify the brand...

R.


I believe that would be Coors.


Dang, I knew that one.

What's especially fun is that the original post is actually true. :)
12/22/2007 02:30:44 PM · #16
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:


Besides, water is the primary ingredient in beer. Thus the famous slogan, "It's the water!". Bonus points for first to identify the brand...

R.


I believe that would be Coors.


Nope. Anyone else want to try? Coors is "Brewed with pure, Rocky Mountain spring water."

R.
12/22/2007 02:36:20 PM · #17
Was it not the Shotz Brewery of Laverne and Shirley fame.
12/22/2007 02:36:54 PM · #18
Originally posted by dickwilhelm:

Was it not the Shotz Brewery of Laverne and Shirley fame.


Nope...

R.

ETA: hint... it's the only beer that's named after a camera, sort of...

Message edited by author 2007-12-22 14:37:34.
12/22/2007 02:37:45 PM · #19
It would be Olympia Beer
//olyitsthewater.com/

Message edited by author 2007-12-22 14:38:21.
12/22/2007 02:42:12 PM · #20
used to be brewed in my backyard, i knew it when i saw it but leroy beat me to it
12/22/2007 02:56:14 PM · #21
dang too slow

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