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Off Topic: Please Help Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

April 1, 2010

Help me with this special request today. As a general rule I don’t normally go “off topic” or send out a call to action. Personally I feel like this is something that is important enough to break that rule. Perhaps when you hear more about dihydrogen monoxide you will agree. You can join me in this effort to ban dihydrogen monoxide by watching the two videos linked below.

After you view the videos please leave me a comment with your thoughts. Please take this as seriously as I am. Real change can only occur if we all work together. I would like to thank each of you in advance for your help. Let’s show the world that we care!

For the first time this issue is finally getting the attention it deserves. Other people may think you are crazy for trying to get involved in banning a substance like dihydrogen monoxide. Other people may think that banning dihydrogen monoxide is impossible. Let them sit on the sideline and laugh at us and our efforts. Saving the world from the dangers of this substance is a marathon best taken one small step at a time.

Did you wake up today thinking that this would be the day that you could really make a difference for others? Annually we all have opportunities like this come to our attention but most choose not to act. You can decide that today you will not let this opportunity pass you by!

Dihydrogen monoxide:
– is called “hydroxyl acid”, and the substance is the major component of acid rain.
– contributes to the “greenhouse effect”.
– may cause severe burns.
– is fatal if inhaled.
– 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.

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. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
– as an additive in certain “junk-foods” and other food products.

Here’s the second video with a special news report on the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide.

If you’ve read this far and watched the videos above then you are either really gullible or a diehard environmentalist (which may be redundant). If you take the first letter of each sentence in the first four paragraphs of this blog you will find a special four word message. If you care about this issue as much as I did, please share a link to this post with your friends on Twitter and Facebook, and if you had fun reading this feel free to leave me a comment.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2010 5:52 am

    What were you trying to say with this blog post? Either I am slow, or it was too subtle. Lots of people agree with the banning of DHMO. Less people understand just how dangerous it can me.

    Personally, I find it hard not to be worried. Life experience has taught me that chemicals can have all kinds of nasty effects. All chemicals can be toxic to people, if administered in the wrong way or at the wrong concentration. Yes, even water. Evidence suggests that drinking too much of this supposedly innocuous substance can be deadly. Death isn’t what I’m after, so let’s ban DHMO.

    Got the message?

  2. April 2, 2010 7:43 am

    Thank you! Well played yourself 🙂

  3. F. Forehand permalink
    April 1, 2014 10:10 pm

    I wish I’d known this 5-minutes ago. I just swallowed some! It’s a good thing you’re in the will.

    • April 1, 2014 10:43 pm

      I’m glad your will is up to date dad, because drinking water to try to dilute the dihydrogen monoxide you swallowed won’t help.

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