The Invisable Killer All Around Us

Discussion in 'Section open for any subject to discuss' started by Sparrow69, Mar 20, 2009.


Should We Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide?

  1. YES

    0 vote(s)
  2. NO

    10 vote(s)
  3. I Don't Know.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Sparrow69

    Sparrow69 Moderator


    Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogenmonoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.

    Dihydrogen monoxide is also known as hydric acid, and is the major component of acid rain. It:

    * contributes to the "greenhouse effect."
    * may cause severe burns.
    * contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
    * accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
    * may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
    * has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.


    Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. In the midwest alone DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage.

    Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

    * as an industrial solvent and coolant.
    * in nuclear power plants.
    * in the production of styrofoam.
    * as a fire retardant.
    * in many forms of cruel animal research.
    * in the distribution of pesticides.
    * as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

    Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical. Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!


    The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large quantities for later use.


    Act NOW to prevent further contamination. Find out more about this dangerous chemical. What you don't know CAN hurt you and others throughout the world.
  2. ReallyGreen

    ReallyGreen Member

    I remember that! it was actually a pun-based practical joke created by a middle school student for a science fair that got local government in a huge uproar and caused people to petition the FDA over regulating dihydrogen monoxide.

    I won't post the punchline but its so incredibly stupid and obvious you'd never believe the hysteria it caused.
  3. Sparrow69

    Sparrow69 Moderator

    i loved it when i first read it.
  4. Hmm.
  5. LOL! My frosh physics prof in high school read this to us and had us vote... Sparrow, you're like my new best friend! :)
  6. Nyx

    Nyx Member

    A prof showed us this website in a class once. It was hysterical.
    We used it to test finding and proving the validity of a website.
  7. RRR1609

    RRR1609 Member

    This totally had me laughing out loud!! "For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death." That is so funny!! I am a total science dork and I'm going to show this to all my friends! Thank you, Sparrow, this made my day a ton better.
  8. nix

    nix Guest

    Ah man, I've never even studied chemistry but even I know enough chem to see this punchline...
  9. Interesdom

    Interesdom New Member

    You don't know how lucky you are! In Britain, it has been found in every single stream, lake and reservoir. Even when the chemical is completely cleared from a pond, it seeps back in from the soil. The situation here is dire. Dihydrogen monoxide (known here simply as 'dihydro monoxide') runs from our rivers to pollute the sea around us and as an island nation, this inevitably affects our fishing industry.

    Furthermore, a European study has discovered that when people are suffering from headaches in the mornings, they have also often been consuming quantities of DHMO the evening before. Yet European labelling standards don't even insist on it being labelled as an ingredient in many drinks.

    This needs worldwide action!
  10. Death

    Death Member

  11. filfy

    filfy Member

    lmao =)
  12. Interesdom

    Interesdom New Member

    This isn't funny! It is deadly serious!

    Although DHMO is often called "the invisible killer", last winder in northern Europe it has been found that it can cause car windscreens to turn opaque and reduce visibility to zero! This is a very hazardous substance.

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