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bfayer
04-01-2011, 16:19
I just heard from the National Park Service that they have discovered Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) in the ground water in Shenandoah National Park. The Ranger I talked to thought it might be from the recent firefighting efforts. They donít think itís a major health issue, but said it could cause things like bloating and excess urination if consumed in large qualities.

leaftye
04-01-2011, 16:21
:banana
I just heard from the National Park Service that they have discovered Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) in the ground water in Shenandoah National Park. The Ranger I talked to thought it might be from the recent firefighting efforts. They donít think itís a major health issue, but said it could cause things like bloating and excess urination if consumed in large qualities.:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana:bana na:banana:banana

Buffalo Skipper
04-01-2011, 16:28
I do hate it when di-hydrogen monoxide gets mixed in with drinking water. It gives it that...you know...taste.

Thanks for the warning. :D Be sure to keep everyone updated.

Old Hiker
04-01-2011, 16:30
Which filter would be the best?

Pedaling Fool
04-01-2011, 16:30
Yeah, that's the same compound that hastens the erosion of the appalachian mountain chain, which would still be as high as the himalayans if not for this compound.

Hikerhead
04-01-2011, 16:32
What day is today???????

Buffalo Skipper
04-01-2011, 16:33
Which filter would be the best?

I doubt they make a filter which can completely remove it from the groundwater. :(

Pedaling Fool
04-01-2011, 16:35
Doesn't matter what day it is; DHMO is a corrosive substance 365 days per year;)

Old Hiker
04-01-2011, 16:37
I tell my science classes that more people die each year from dihydrogen monoxide than any other 5 chemicals combined, just before we suit up and start to work with it. Haven't lost a 6th grader yet, but had some nasty spills.

bfayer
04-01-2011, 16:54
Its getting depressing. It was just last week they ran the story about the sodium chloride contamination in Chesapeake Bay.

Carbo
04-01-2011, 17:05
When DHMO gets in the atmosphere it can be nasty. We usually get warnings when a high concentration is expected in this area.

WingedMonkey
04-01-2011, 17:44
Keep it out of my Tequila

Front Royal Mike
04-01-2011, 20:03
I have spent a lot of time in SNP lately and let me just say this about that.. oops i gotta pee first...be right back

Praha4
04-01-2011, 20:11
maybe its from the Japan nuke reactor

veteran
04-01-2011, 20:39
It is the major component in acid rain, it contributes to the greenhouse effect, causes erosion, corrodes metals (i.e. it causes some metals such as iron to rust) and is lethal if inhaled.

The Cleaner
04-01-2011, 20:57
maybe its from the Japan nuke reactor
+1.....:eek:

BigHodag
04-01-2011, 22:35
DHMO poisoning is a gruesome death. Brain swells. Takes about 24 hours to die after exceeding a lethal dose. We lose 2-3 service men and women every year to DHMO poisoning.

Old Hiker - No filters are effective as its not a solid above 0 C. Best defense is ensuring you don't consume more than your liver and kidneys can filter out. I restrict consumption of DHMO laced water to no more than 3 sips every 20-minutes. I about did myself in in 2010. No one told me the Potomac River has a high concentration of DHMO. Ingested too much in a short period of time. Was weak for several days until my body got the excess DHMO out of my system.

The Old Fhart
04-01-2011, 23:51
This is typical of the rumors that start when some uninformed person takes a simple fact and it gets distorted over the years and after being repeated countless times. The truth is that scientists have found that there are some lifeforms that have adapted and evolved over the eons and not only can tolerate DHMO in extremely large quantities but die if removed from these areas of large concentration. Whole industries have sprung up in some areas capturing and processing these exotic lifeforms and using them as a food source for humans. Many people don’t realize that they are ingesting the flesh of these creatures that are harvested from DHMO contaminated areas because the sellers of this tainted food jams it in a bun and slathers the seared flesh with various sauces and condiments so you cannot identify what you are eating.:eek:

I believe I once saw a cooking show where the host, without realizing that the viewers might try to duplicate the steps in her recipe, actually showed how to cook one of these creatures claiming that the fact that it had been removed from the DHMO and processed made it safe to eat. The only way to be completely safe is to go vegan or follow W.C. Fields' advice about these DHMO tolerant creatures (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/wcfields141730.html).

Doctari
04-02-2011, 01:31
LOL
I wrote "Caution, floor contaminated with Dihydrogen monoxide" on the message board in the ambulance wash bay a few years ago (Not on 04/01) & people PANICKED for (Or so I was told) 3 days until one of the smarter managers did the math. He later told me that if he hadn't seen the panic himself & found it totally hysterical that I would have been written up & suspended for a week.
He made all the crews who didn't wash their ambulances do it on their time for (His words) "being so stupid". They even had to use the dreaded H2O to wash the trucks, just to prove the point. :D

kayak karl
04-02-2011, 01:47
Its getting depressing. It was just last week they ran the story about the sodium chloride contamination in Chesapeake Bay.
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

bfayer
04-02-2011, 11:35
Ok, now that its April 2nd, I just want to make it clear to everyone that may have been worried. This was an April Fools joke, There is No, repeat No unnatural or abnormal quantities of DHMO in the ground water in Virginia :)

Hike Safe!

RayBan
04-09-2011, 14:00
It's irresponsible/reckless to make a post asserting contamination of a water source when there isn't any regardless of whether it's April Fool's day or not. Were I the administrator I would have you removed as a member.

RayBan
04-09-2011, 14:19
Because of the reprehensible nature of your conduct, I've subsequently requested that the administrator remove you as a member and ban you from any further posting.

leaftye
04-09-2011, 14:23
It's irresponsible/reckless to make a post asserting contamination of a water source when there isn't any regardless of whether it's April Fool's day or not. Were I the administrator I would have you removed as a member.

It's a truly sad reflection of our educational system when our citizens lack the most basic of chemistry education to be able to recognize this obvious joke.

RayBan
04-09-2011, 14:25
It's truly sad to believe that everyone does.

Regardless, it doesn't address the more fundamental point of the nature of the behavior involved.

In the end, an administrator will decide, not anyone else here.

leaftye
04-09-2011, 14:26
LOL
I wrote "Caution, floor contaminated with Dihydrogen monoxide" on the message board in the ambulance wash bay a few years ago (Not on 04/01) & people PANICKED for (Or so I was told) 3 days until one of the smarter managers did the math. He later told me that if he hadn't seen the panic himself & found it totally hysterical that I would have been written up & suspended for a week.
He made all the crews who didn't wash their ambulances do it on their time for (His words) "being so stupid". They even had to use the dreaded H2O to wash the trucks, just to prove the point. :D

Aren't those guys required to take several science classes that include chemistry? Kudoes to the smarter manager that got the joke and punished the other crews for being so incredibly stupid.

RayBan
04-09-2011, 14:28
Administrators decide what's appropriate to post and what's not, members don't. End of discussion.

WingedMonkey
04-09-2011, 14:30
It's truly sad to believe that everyone does.

Regardless, it doesn't address the more fundamental point of the nature of the behavior involved.

In the end, an administrator will decide, not anyone else here.

Before you get in any deeper reach for Google and look up "Dihydrogen monoxide".

RayBan
04-09-2011, 14:31
As I said, administrators decide what's appropriate to post, members don't. Thankfully.

bobqzzi
04-09-2011, 14:35
Administrators decide what's appropriate to post and what's not, members don't. End of discussion.


Let's see if I have this right because I'm not sure if you are joking. You think it was inappropriate to post a pretty obvious joke on April Fools day? So inappropriate that they be banned?

Given that anyone that was reading it could cut and paste "dihydrogen monoxide" into a search engine in literally seconds and find out it was (a very funny) joke, don't you think that is a bit extreme?

RayBan
04-09-2011, 14:42
Quod suscepi, effeci.

bobqzzi
04-09-2011, 14:49
Quod suscepi, effeci.

Ah, very good. Nice one

RayBan
04-09-2011, 15:01
Benigne dicis.

RayBan
04-09-2011, 15:11
EGO have evestigatus ut Is est non possible ut causa per a propinquus mens. Proinde EGO sumo non ut intereact per illud populus ullus porro.

Rockhound
04-09-2011, 15:15
Because of the reprehensible nature of your conduct, I've subsequently requested that the administrator remove you as a member and ban you from any further posting.
You have a very apt name sir. I'm curious. Is your real name Frances?

RayBan
04-09-2011, 15:15
Alius mos constituo quis venio ut alio quisnam dummodo reproba inforamtion quod reputo is est a iocus.

Smile
04-09-2011, 15:18
It not a joke - and may be coming to a water source near you - soon.
Do your part if you are concerned. Speak up. Speak out. Walk the talk.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F2Hvi1yDLY

Where are the rest of the celebrities when they've filmed movies in the eastern mountains for years?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_EWKeYql9M

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gunner76
04-10-2011, 15:03
I thought it was a great joke. Never under estimate the power of human stupidy

From Wikapedia



The dihydrogen monoxide hoax is a deception that involves the use of an unfamiliar name for water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water) ("dihydrogen monoxide"), then, by listing some negative effects of this chemical, attempts to convince people that it should be carefully regulated, labeled as hazardous, or banned. The hoax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoax) is designed to illustrate how the lack of scientific literacy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_literacy) and an exaggerated analysis can lead to misplaced fears.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-Carder-0) "Dihydrogen monoxide", shortened to "DHMO", is a name for water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_(molecule)) that is consistent with basic rules of chemical nomenclature,[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-1) but is not among the names published by IUPAC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IUPAC)[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-2) and is almost never used.
A popular version of the hoax was created by Eric Lechner, Lars Norpchen and Matthew Kaufman, housemates while attending University of California, Santa Cruz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Santa_Cruz) in 1990,[4] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-3) revised by Craig Jackson (also a UC Santa Cruz student) in 1994,[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-greatmoments-4) and brought to widespread public attention in 1997 when Nathan Zohner, a 14-year-old student, gathered petitions to ban "DHMO" as the basis of his science project, titled "How Gullible Are We?".[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-snopes-5)
"Dihydrogen monoxide" may sound dangerous to those with a limited knowledge of chemistry or who hold to an ideal of a "chemical-free (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_free)" life (chemophobia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemophobia)).[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-snopes-5) The only familiar common usage of the term "monoxide" is in the highly toxic gas "carbon monoxide (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide)", and the simplified term "monoxide poisoning (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide_poisoning)" is commonly used to refer to poisoning by this colorless and odorless substance.[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-6)
The joke has been frequently extended over the years. For example, a material safety data sheet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Material_safety_data_sheet) — a list of information about potentially dangerous materials used in research and industry — has been created for it.[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax#cite_note-7)

skooch
04-10-2011, 17:20
I'll admit I have not heard that term for water and I did not think it was funny. Calling me stupid isn't funny either.

Skidsteer
04-10-2011, 17:32
It's not your fault. This type of misunderstanding has been rapidly increasing ever since Webster removed the word "gullible" from their dictionary.

Kermitt
04-10-2011, 18:52
I'm glad it's not true has I 'm starting from Swif Gap on Wes. this week. By the way how's the weather? Becuase I,m hearing nothing but rain, is that true.

skooch
04-10-2011, 19:01
It's not your fault. This type of misunderstanding has been rapidly increasing ever since Webster removed the word "gullible" from their dictionary.

OK I'll go along with that. BTW I don't think the OP should be banned. Oh wait is that part of the joke too? doh!

mweinstone
04-10-2011, 19:03
hi. matt. DHMO addict. clean since 61.
hi matt!

Graywolf
04-10-2011, 20:53
Gotta admit, this was a good april fools joke...Good read.. Thanks, I needed a laugh..

gunner76
04-10-2011, 21:30
Along the lines of muffler bearings and blinker fluid for your car

Trailbender
04-10-2011, 21:33
This is typical of the rumors that start when some uninformed person takes a simple fact and it gets distorted over the years and after being repeated countless times.

Exactly like gun control. The people preaching it have been consistently wrong for over 30 years, and people still listen. There is a reason shootings happen in gun free zones. Gun free zones means only the criminals are armed.

skooch
04-10-2011, 21:40
Guns really? does every thread need to go there?

RayBan
04-10-2011, 21:47
Wow...so no one got the joke about false outrage huh...interesting...

scudder
04-10-2011, 21:49
this thread was gun free until recently- just sayin.

skooch
04-10-2011, 21:55
Wow...so no one got the joke about false outrage huh...interesting...

maybe the little winking icon needs to be used more often or just move this to HUMOR ;)

RayBan
04-10-2011, 21:56
maybe the little winking icon needs to be used more often or just move this to HUMOR ;)

I guess :rolleyes:

mweinstone
04-10-2011, 23:08
steady......steady......

leaftye
04-10-2011, 23:22
Wow...so no one got the joke about false outrage huh...interesting...

8 days late for that joke. Interesting...

mweinstone
04-10-2011, 23:32
sort of like torturing an insect real slow this.

RayBan
04-10-2011, 23:47
sort of like torturing an insect real slow this.

Better than doing terrible things to small furry animals :)

RayBan
04-10-2011, 23:48
8 days late for that joke. Interesting...

Some jokes need to marinate...:sun

RayBan
04-10-2011, 23:52
sort of like torturing an insect real slow this.

Actually, this seems more like DHMO torture :jump

Trailbender
04-11-2011, 01:35
Heard this joke a lot in organic chem.

Dances with Mice
04-11-2011, 07:44
Heard this joke a lot in organic chem.But it's clearly an inorganic chemistry joke.

And Skids: I'm getting tired of correcting you about Webster taking "gullible" out of the dictionary. I checked all the bookstores again and it's still in the latest editions.

Carbo
04-11-2011, 08:07
This thread would make a great story line for movie, sorta like a Orson Wells thing.

Trailbender
04-11-2011, 10:29
But it's clearly an inorganic chemistry joke.

And Skids: I'm getting tired of correcting you about Webster taking "gullible" out of the dictionary. I checked all the bookstores again and it's still in the latest editions.

Well, even in organic chem, it is not strictly just that. I was a major in chem, before I switched to Geology, then decided to just leave and live on the AT.

Rocket Jones
04-11-2011, 10:52
Wait... this is a joke?!?!

Man, those Boy Scouts are going to be mad at me. I told them they needed to carry all their own water through Shenandoah. ;)

Smile
04-11-2011, 11:00
What about dogs on a leash?

rukymoss
04-11-2011, 12:24
Now that we're all straight about DHMO and its dangers--has anyone tried the new dehydrated form? It's supposed to save a lot of weight, but I've been disappointed before, with other dehydrated products--even after reconstitution, they don't seem to taste as good as the original.