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How Gullible Are We?

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H2O: 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.

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


  • Forty-three (43) said yes,
  • six (6) were undecided,
  • and only one (1) knew that the chemical was water.

He feels the conclusion is obvious.

This was found on the newsgroup: rec.humor.funny

Why do people not know what water is? Better yet how do people not know what water is? (...I fear the answers to these questions...)


LOL

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Hahahahaha!


I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.

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wow that's quite .. pathetic on our side. unfortunately many would respond the same; people aren't curious enough to ask questions !


"A Devil disguised as an Angel"

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The word hydrogen gave it away for me. How funny for a second it had me going


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