The Supported Ban of Dihydrogen Monoxide

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bce7172f-7b95-4da2-a980-e69708141ca7I stumbled upon quite a scary website today. Here’s an excerpt:

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.

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2 thoughts on “The Supported Ban of Dihydrogen Monoxide

  1. Austin

    I know this is older than dirt, But we had this on a worksheet in school, which i thought it was funny cause from what ive read and how they name compounds, It comes to be water….and how you would ban water….no idea.. lol

    Di = 2 Dihydrogen = H(small)2
    Mono = 1 Monoxide = O

    H20…Lol, water! :P

  2. Kody

    Hehe. It scares me to think how many people have written letters to Congress over this.

    Reminds me of some TV show prank a friend was telling me about where a couple of guys had several women signing a petition to “End Women’s Suffrage.”

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