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BAN DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE!

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Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year. Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there.

 

Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.

 

Dihydrogen monoxide:

 

is also known as hydroxl acid, and is the major component of acid rain.

contributes to the "greenhouse effect."

may cause severe burns.

contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.

accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.

may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.

has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

 

Contamination is reaching epidemic proportions!

 

Quantities of dihydrogen monoxide have been found in almost every stream, lake, and reservoir in America today. But the pollution is global, and the contaminant has even been found in Antarctic ice. DHMO has caused millions of dollars of property damage in the midwest, and recently California.

 

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

 

as an industrial solvent and coolant.

in nuclear power plants.

in the production of styrofoam.

as a fire retardant.

in many forms of cruel animal research.

in the distribution of pesticides.

as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

 

Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.

 

Companies dump waste DHMO into rivers and the ocean, and nothing can be done to stop them because this practice is still legal. The impact on wildlife is extreme, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer!

 

The American government has refused to ban the production, distribution, or use of this damaging chemical due to its "importance to the economic health of this nation." In fact, the navy and other military organizations are conducting experiments with DHMO, and designing multi-billion dollar devices to control and utilize it during warfare situations. Hundreds of military research facilities receive tons of it through a highly sophisticated underground distribution network. Many store large quantities for later use.

 

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Right up there with petitions that have been circulated on college campuses to ban or repeal women's suffrage.

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I wouldn't go for an out right ban, however, I would go for restrictions on airborne DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE at troop and district events.

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The Problem with Dihydrogen monoxide as my chemistry teacher would tell you is that you do not use prefixes for the first word, only for the second word.

 

But, just to see how many people get it I created a facebook group for this. Just search "BAN DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE!".(This message has been edited by sailingpj)

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We have "Dihydrogen Monoxide ONLY" written on all our water containers, and frequently state at Troop meetings that Scouts will be expected to drink plenty of dihydrogen monoxide at the upcoming camping or hiking trip. Always results in confused looks by new parents! ;-)

 

This amazing substance also, and perhaps more accurately, goes by Hydrogen oxide or Hydroxic acid. But I prefer Dihydrogen Monoxide, as it clearly states that there are 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen, so the confused may actually be able to think it through if they knew what H2O is.

 

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This stuff might be OK to bath in, but drink it?

Heck! I can think of some stuff that's a lot better!

Eamonn.

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NJCubScouter

Of course!

What did you think I meant?

(No! Don't answer that.)

Ea.

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