Warning! Dangerous Substance On Board!

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair. 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 it...

1. can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
2. is a major component in acid rain
3. can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
accidental inhalation can kill you
4. contributes to erosion
5. decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
6. has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients

He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical. 43 said yes, 6 were undecided, and only 1 knew that the chemical was...


The title of his prize winning project was, "How Gullible Are We?" He felt the conclusion was obvious.

I quit listening to all of the scare tactics where toxins are concerned back in the late 70s, when one study announced that mother's breast milk can cause cancer. That was it for me. I finally came to the conclusion that none of us get out alive anyway. Might as well live till we die.

(Harvested from some site I found while Stumbling. Can't remember where.)


  1. Yeah, I had read about that. Very clever.

    The fact is, anything will be harmful if you take it in the quantities they give to white mice in those tests.

  2. I like water because you can use to to make bourbon.

  3. Knew it would be a familiar! had no idea it was water O_O

    smart...nah....clever kid!


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