Would you sign a petition to eliminate Dihydrogen monoxde?

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    Mar 06, 2009 9:42 PM GMT
    Would you like to eliminate this chemical from our lives? It is everywhere! In our food, in our drinking water, they use it to make numerous items we all use or eat off of or breathe daily. It can cause diarrhea and even frequent urination....










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  • Hagan_F

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    Mar 06, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    It's found in every cancer cell...but I still think I'd like to keep it around.
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    Mar 06, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    GOD! I drank some, and it made me pee.
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    Mar 06, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    i do pest control for work.

    it's in most pest control products I use... main ingredient in fact

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    Mar 06, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    No, but I would sign on to eliminate anyone posting cat pix on here...
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    Mar 06, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    Although it's the primary component of acid rain, and a leading cause of erosion, you can't make beer without dihydrogen monoxide, so no.
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    Mar 07, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidyou can't make beer without dihydrogen monoxide, so no.


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    Mar 07, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
    MuscleToronto saidNo, but I would sign on to eliminate anyone posting cat pix on here...


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    Mar 07, 2009 12:21 AM GMT
    Here's a link to a web page discussing DHMO and the harm it can cause

    http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html
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    Mar 07, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
    [snark] My question: does cold DHMO emulsify the fats in my diet, thus causing me to get an impacted intestine because peristalsis is slowed by my high-protein diet? I don't want to take any chances that my body can't heat the DHMO to 37C in the eight minutes it persists in my digestive tract.[/snark]
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    Mar 07, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    I have some familiarity with chemistry because of my work and was curious about this as soon as I read it.

    My first impression was:

    The "di" of dihydrogen would indicate "2". This suggests that this substance has two hydrogen atoms.

    "Mono" in monoxide would indicate "1," suggesting one oxygen atom.

    2 hydrogen atoms + 1 oxygen atom. That would just be water -- I became suspicious immediately.

    So I decided to do a little Google search. Wikipedia suggests in an entry, with references, that the DHMO scare is a deliberate hoax created by some students in 1997.

    WIKIPEDIAThe hoax was created by Eric Lechner, Lars Norpchen and Matthew Kaufman, housemates while attending UC Santa Cruz in 1990,[2] revised by Craig Jackson in 1994,[3] and brought to widespread public attention in 1997 when Nathan Zohner, a 14-year-old student, gathered petitions to ban "DHMO" as the basis of his science project, titled "How Gullible Are We?"[4]


    For the full article:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax

    It looks like this is a further extension of the original hoax with sites like "DHMO.org" taking it to the next step of creating a scam out of it.

    http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp
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    Mar 07, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    akaOpus...I became immediately suspicious...


    Yes, we all knew that. The secret to joke telling is to be deadpan.
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    Mar 07, 2009 1:02 AM GMT
    Well Sheeeit. icon_redface.gif

    Now y'all know that I have a tendency to take things a little too seriously sometimes.

    I'm such a sucker. I missed the 6 point type at the bottom of the original entry. Looks like I need to go have a beer, shoot some pool and lighten the fuck up.

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    Mar 07, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    MuscleToronto saidNo, but I would sign on to eliminate anyone posting cat pix on here...


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    Mar 07, 2009 3:44 AM GMT
    D'oh!!! icon_redface.gif
  • calibro

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    Mar 07, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    The Green Party of New Zealand does... http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0110/S00440.htm
  • mcwclewis

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    Mar 07, 2009 6:47 AM GMT
    They're smart people. I think I'll go volunteer with them.
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    Mar 07, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    Hmmm. I wonder if we would be able to urinate or pooooooooop without it as easily as we currently can!!! I don't think I'm signing but it's an interesting thought...VERY DEEP! icon_twisted.gif
  • junknemesis

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    Mar 07, 2009 7:47 AM GMT
    Hmmm... no. But do you realize how many people would sign to end women's sufferage?
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    Mar 07, 2009 7:49 AM GMT
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    MuscleToronto saidNo, but I would sign on to eliminate anyone posting cat pix on here...


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    In your face:

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    it works everytime...
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    Mar 09, 2009 6:27 AM GMT
    Just because it's "natural" doesn't mean it's safe!!!

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    Mar 09, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Would you like to eliminate this chemical from our lives? It is everywhere! In our food, in our drinking water, they use it to make numerous items we all use or eat off of or breathe daily. It can cause diarrhea and even frequent urination....
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    eh, draught beer can have that effect on me, so nah