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solomon levi
11-11-2011, 06:31 PM
This is copied. The "friend" is not my friend - I copied this from somewhere else:

Dangerous Chemical
How easy is it to conduct a study that pulls the wool over just about everyone's eyes?

A friend recently sent me a write-up about a junior high school student who won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair.

For his project, he asked people to sign a petition demanding stern regulation and possibly even a ban of a chemical called dihydrogen monoxide.

The Eagle Rock Junior High student listed seven reasons why the chemical needed strict controls.

1) 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

Out of 50 people, 43 signed the petition. Six were undecided.

And one said no. Apparently he had paid attention in chemistry class, so he knew that dihydrogen monoxide is the chemical name for water.

11-13-2011, 08:16 PM
Silly person. Hydrogen oxide, dihydrogen monoxide, hydrogen hydroxide, H-O-H, H20....*drip* *drip* *drip*...