A Dihydrogen Monoxide Scare (The stupidity of the public)
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02-04-2013, 10:31 AM
A Dihydrogen Monoxide Scare (The stupidity of the public)
http://tbo.com/news/florida/fort-myers-d...82472356z1

A pair of Ft Meyers, FL radio DJs were fired yesterday for an April Fools prank where they announced to listeners that Dihydrogen Monoxide was pouring out of faucets in Lee County, FL.

Dihydrogen Monoxide, as you may know, goes by the chemical formula H2O, and by its common name, water.

What wasn't expected were the hoardes of stupid, scared, panicky sheeple who called the City of Ft Meyers demanding to know why their tap water was poisoned with Dihydrogen Monoxide.

Penn and Teller pulled off a similar stunt on their TV show Bullshit!




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02-04-2013, 10:35 AM
RE: A Dihydrogen Monoxide Scare (The stupidity of the public)
The manager "aired a retraction" ???
Like : "H2O is not water" ?????
WTAF ? And these people vote. OMf'nG. Weeping

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02-04-2013, 10:41 AM
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I loved Penn and Teller's Bulshit! show. I have every episode.

But I had not heard of the reaction to these radio DJs and all I can say is...

Jesus-fucking-himself-while-tap-dancing-christ... people are stupid.

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02-04-2013, 10:42 AM
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That dihydrogen monoxide is an extremely dangerous compound, it can kill people if they breath it in and it's everywhere it even falls from the sky Tongue

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02-04-2013, 11:42 AM
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It's in our ground water. It's saturating our fruits and vegetables. The oceans are full of it. Almost every person on earth inhales some with every breath. Many people die from over exposure to it every year. In fact, every person who ever died had some amount of it in their body.

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02-04-2013, 11:51 AM
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(02-04-2013 11:42 AM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  It's in our ground water. It's saturating our fruits and vegetables. The oceans are full of it. Almost every person on earth inhales some with every breath. Many people die from over exposure to it every year. In fact, every person who ever died had some amount of it in their body.


Another proof of fine tuning: too much dihydrogen oxide kills you, so does too little.Consider

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02-04-2013, 12:39 PM
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(02-04-2013 11:42 AM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  It's in our ground water. It's saturating our fruits and vegetables. The oceans are full of it. Almost every person on earth inhales some with every breath. Many people die from over exposure to it every year. In fact, every person who ever died had some amount of it in their body.

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02-04-2013, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for ruining my day. Dodgy

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02-04-2013, 06:33 PM
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That P&T vid is easily one of my favorites. Just goes to show how easily people can be fooled with science-y words, and how ignorant they are.

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02-04-2013, 06:55 PM
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(02-04-2013 10:42 AM)FSM_scot Wrote:  That dihydrogen monoxide is an extremely dangerous compound, it can kill people if they breath it in and it's everywhere it even falls from the sky Tongue

And yet evolution has given us creatures that thrive in this inhospitable and deadly liquid ...Shocking

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