Local officials nearly fall for H2O hoax

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    wdlove

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    ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - City officials were so concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the chemical was used in their production.

    Then they learned, to their chagrin, that dihydrogen monoxide — H2O for short — is the scientific term for water.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4534017/
     
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    You have to watch out for that stuff -- it's dangerous -- breath in too much of it and it'll kill you.

    [edit - forgot to say... [​IMG] ]
     
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    Is there anything more annoying in this world than a smartass nerd?
     
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    Maybe dumbass city officials who get suckered in by a smartass nerd? :D
     
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    You have to give them some credit, they caught the problem before they actually passed a resolution! :p
     
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    That wins the 'funniest thing Ive heard this week' award.

    I bet that paralegal gets canned!

    Heres a funny link
     
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    i agree... it takes two people to be tricked... the one doing the tricking, and the one stupid enough to fall for it...
     
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    hahahahaha!
    i love this!
    wow. i just thought what would happen a my school. we had another lockdown yesterday due to a bomb threat (2nd one this year) and everyone makes fun of the administration at the school for over exaggerating everything. i bet they would have a lockdown if someone told them that there was dihydrogen monoxide in the school :p
    i honestly wouldn't do it. i'd get into too much trouble.
     
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    Man, that's hilarious! I knew what that meant in 7th grade.
     
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    I remember this from HS Chemistry Class, Out of a class of 30, I was the only one to correctly identify Dihydrogen Monoxide as Water. Of course that caused be to outed from some groups for a few weeks, but as the class Enigma, I didn't care. It is not easy being smart.

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    Yup, I agree...I knew what that meant in....well....maybe....just a few minutes ago...but is that really important?!?! :D
     
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    They should really hang their heads in shame.
     
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    How a person who doesn't know that H20 is water got to be a local official is beyond me. Quite alarming if you think about it.

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    mother ****ers
     
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    hahah thats hilarious, i guess the older u get the less you remember from basic chem class
     
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    I always preferred hydroxic acid or hydrogen hydroxide. They sound a little more dangerous...
     
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    hydroxic acid. lol. good one :).
     

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