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A student at Eagle Rock Junior High wan first prize at the Greater Idaho
Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned
we have became to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear
of everything in _ In his project he urged people to sign a
petition demanding strict control artical elimination of the chemical
dihydrogen monoxide."
Fad for plenty of good reasons, since:
it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
it is a major component in acid rain
it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
accidental inhalation can kill you
it contributes to erosion
it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients
He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.
I (43) said yes,
I six( 6) were undecided,
I and only ane (l) knew that the chemical was water.
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#13 - bauser (10/06/2012) [+] (2 replies)
This post in it's self is a piece of bad science. All chemicals are named under the IUPAC (international union of pure and applied chemists) and their name for H20 is Oxidane- therefore you're doing what all bad scientists do and confuse the general population by being unnecessarily complicated and a tincy wincy bit smug. Rant over.
User avatar #15 to #13 - yeahguy (10/06/2012) [-]
"Alarmist practicing junk science"

His "bad science" was an on purpose thing. He proved that throwing in big words are effective in getting people to believe what you want.

Thats the whole point...
User avatar #40 - scumbagposter (10/06/2012) [+] (1 reply)
HAHAHA
i don't get the joke
User avatar #41 to #40 - gammajk (10/06/2012) [-]
Then you didn't read it.
#50 - exrflarion (10/06/2012) [-]
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Imma do this in school
User avatar #28 - thirdasscheek (10/06/2012) [-]
this post makes me feel old
User avatar #35 - thenewgizmobox (10/06/2012) [+] (2 replies)
wouldn't the fact that it contributes to erosion make it a dead giveaway?
User avatar #36 to #35 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (10/06/2012) [-]
Most people would probably assume he meant Soil Erosion and think it's one of 'those' substances.
#4 - Rockaman (10/06/2012) [-]
Read 'Dihydrogen Monoxide' and thought WTF? Then I realised the student was a troll :)
User avatar #62 - hotgog (10/06/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Too bad it doesn't work on anyone who remembers an inkling of chemistry
#5 - shinote (10/06/2012) [+] (5 replies)
**shinote rolled a random image posted in comment #764070 at MLP Friendly Board **

MFW I knew what Dihydrogen Monoxide was
User avatar #6 to #5 - shinote (10/06/2012) [-]
I hate you roll, I truly hate you
User avatar #65 - telekinetic (10/06/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Seriously though, if you want dangerous chemicals, look at Hydroxic acid.
-It can be lethal in quantities of just 5 fluid ounces
-It causes explosive reactions with all the Alkali Metals
-It conducts electricity very well in its natural state and causes the deterioration of electric systems when in contact with them
-Accidental inhalation can kill quite quickly
-It corrodes most metals
-Despite its lethality, somehow it is not classified as a dangerous ssubstance by the U.S. Government
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#60 - anonymous (10/06/2012) [-]
Funny how you can win a competition by copying Pen and Teller..
#59 - thenonathiest (10/06/2012) [-]
good thing i just finished my chem unit or I would have not gotten this joke
#17 - anonymous (10/06/2012) [-]
Hydroxyl acid ,Hydrogen oxide, Dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO), Hydrogen monoxide. Dihydrogen oxide,Hydrogen hydroxide,Hydric acid,Hydrohydroxic acid,Hydroxic acid,Hydrol and μ-Oxido dihydrogen take your pick all are correct but are not recognized by the IUPAC, the so called hoax is also irrelevant because it doesn't factor in people learning about the thing before going ape **** but It'd be more entertaining if he'd given the people a chance to look it up or something :D
User avatar #8 - sketchysketchist (10/06/2012) [-]
Yeah, I think they did this in penn & teller ******** .
Just comes to show you how easily you can fool someone with big words and basic science.
#72 - anonymous (10/06/2012) [-]
Actually this was on Penn and Teller...
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User avatar #42 - gijigsaw (10/06/2012) [-]
I'm actually using this as a science project already. I was on a website looking for a good idea, and this popped up.
#21 - Bobdolenade (10/06/2012) [-]
Didn't Neil deGrasse Tyson do something similar?
#20 - anonymous (10/06/2012) [-]
i love this joke, on penn and teller and everywhere else
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