Dangerous Chemical

Saw this on a random website…. Just reposting it’s Content. I don’t believe only 1 person knew… but it’s possible it was like a primary school science fair… @.@

Use your brains people!!!

Dangerous Chemical!

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. 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,
  • and only one (1) knew that the chemical was water.

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

He feels the conclusion is obvious.


    • yangy
    • February 13th, 2012

    Hahaha! Wow that’s awesome~ Wonder how old the student was. Gotta admit, I was thinking of some viscious chemical while reading through it! But I’d certainly check up what the chemical actually is before signing a petition ;D

    • I believe either junior high or senior high school… but I would assume anyone who’s taken chem class before would know what it would be. But since everyone just calls it water… well you get what I mean… haha…

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