Friday, November 04, 2005

WARNING - DiHydrogen MonOxide

In 1997, Nathan Zohner, a 14-year-old student at Eagle Rock Junior High School in Idaho Falls won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair by showing how conditioned we have become to alarmists spreading fear of everything in our environment through junk science. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical dihydrogen monoxide because:
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 the erosion of our natural landscape..
6. It decreases the effectiveness of automobile brakes.
7. It is found in tumors of terminal cancer patients.

He asked 50 people if they support a ban.
43 said yes
6 were undecided

For more information on this chemical check out the official Dihydrogen Monoxide website

And only one knew that the chemical is... water.

1 comment:

michael lewis said...

And only one person knew you have a blog.

And it wasn't me.