Interesting & Funny

A freshman at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair on
January 26. 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 can:
   1. cause excessive sweating and vomiting
   2. it is a major component in acid rain
   3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
   4. accidental inhalation can kill you
   5. it contributes to erosion
   6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
   7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients
   He asked 150 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.
   One hundred forty-three said yes.  Six were undecided
   Only one knew that the chemical was…
   The title of his prize winning project was,

   “How Gullible Are We?”

    He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to the alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of
everything in our environment.    “Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.”


2 Responses to Interesting & Funny

  1. Noor November 24, 2010 at 5:38 PM #

    ha! even i didnt realize it was actually water. lol. 🙂 funny.

  2. Abier September 29, 2010 at 12:14 PM #

    very very true 🙂