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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Chris, Mar 15, 2004.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4534017/ I know it's only Monday, but this has to get a nomination..
I'd say it was an urban legend if it wasn't quoted by legit news agencies. The "dihydro monoxide" joke is an old one.
I saw this earlier, but it gives really good insight into how much thought and scientific research goes into some of our law making.
Penn and Teller pulled the same stunt on their tv show. They went around an environmentalist convention and got tons of signatures from the people attending, all in support of banning dihydrogen monoxide. They were told it caused urination, spreads disease, and erosion. All gleefully signed.
Apparently, they are not HTF After Hours readers either! Down with H2O! Jay
Far too stupid to govern...
If they had only been told that silica neutralizes the effects of dihydrogen monoxide....
Here's the website again for those curious, http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html Since this was only posted a few weeks ago, maybe a HTF member forwarded this info to somone in the gov't?
The sad thing is this is not far from where I live. I thought they grew 'em smarter around these parts.
It would have been so funny if they passed it, and then one of us petitioned them for the "Silica Final Solution". Funny in a tragic way of course.
Ugh, correct naming conventions in this case dictate that we name the substance from the ions, in which case it is more properly called "hydrogen hydroxide," not "dihydrogen monoxide."
So Paul, maybe you should petition that Californian town to ban hydrogen hydroxide...then we can sell them silica to deal with this new menace!
The Penn & Teller story reminded me of an episode on The Man Show where the two guys went out and got women to sign a petition banning Women's Suffrage.