Friday, October 14, 2005

Important Warning! Dihydrogen Monoxide Danger

As Dihydrogen Monoxide is routinely used daily in all our homes and temples, the following article is extremely important:

Full Article on Dihydrogen Monoxide

"What is Dihydrogen Monoxide?

Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the unstable radical Hydroxide, the components of which are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.
For more detailed information, including precautions, disposal procedures and storage requirements, refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Dihydrogen Monoxide.

Should I be concerned about Dihydrogen Monoxide?

Yes, you should be concerned about DHMO! Although the U.S. Government and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) do not classify Dihydrogen Monoxide as a toxic or carcinogenic substance (as it does with better known chemicals such as hydrochloric acid and benzene), DHMO is a constituent of many known toxic substances, diseases and disease-causing agents, environmental hazards and can even be lethal to humans in quantities as small as a thimbleful..."

5 Comments:

At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great Web site. I've used it every semester for many years to show my students the importance of caution in using stuff from the Web as authoritative.

Babhru das

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Madhava Gosh said...

Yes, it is almost a classic. It can also be used to show the difference between the crow like mentality of finding fault in anything one doesn't like.

The technique of being able to tell an oveall lie, even when broken down into components, every individual bit of data used is true, just spun in a negative sounding way. Used very commonly by politicians and religious fanatics.

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger Madhava Gosh said...

that would be "overall lie" is what i meant to say

 
At 7:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dihydrogen monoxide is watet. Duh!

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger kurt said...

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