How gullible are we?

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Nov 15, 2011

How gullible are we? by Xuphor at 3:33 AM (908 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. Xuphor
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    Banned Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Think about it, over the past few dozen or more years, there have been all SORTS of big name chemical paranoia scams. It seems to change every few years, the most recent I know of being "high frustose corn syrup". The media REALLY exagerated the findings, and made people scared to death of a product that is really significantly less harmless than any OTC vitamins when you don't chug down 50 gallons of the stuff. Seriously, the general population seems to be getting more and more gullible in this regard every year, but everyone's ignoring a very abundant chemical that's TRULY dangerous. This chemical is dihydrogen monoxide. Dihydrogen monoxide can cause all of these, with relative ease and not very much used:
    • Causes excessive sweating and vomiting
    • Major component in acid rain
    • Causes severe burns in a gaseous state
    • Accidental inhalation of as little as a teaspoon can kill people
    • Contributes to erosion on all kinda of materials
    • Causes automobile breaks to not work as well, or cease function entirely
    • It is always found in tumors of cancer patients
    So please, spread awareness of this ACTUAL dangerous chemical, don't fall for the mass-media hype of truly harmless chemicals.
     


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    EDIT: Alright, I'll spread the word so that nobody is harmed from this lethal chemical! O-O
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  3. Xuphor
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    Banned Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    I take it you don't get why this is in EoF. Don't spoil it if you do though.
     
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    I stopped reading as soon as I reached "dihydrogen monoxide."
     
  5. Xuphor
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    Banned Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    This is EoF. Please don't spoil exactly what that dangerous chemicle is though, but I guarantee you, those warnings are 100% true, see for yourself.

    EDIT: This thread kinda has an inception thing going on....
     
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    Ah yes, dihydrogen monoxide - scary stuff, even I have been warned to stay well away from vast quantities of the stuff - I tried avoiding it altogether but apparently it's needed in some amounts to stay alive! Guess in moderation I might be okay ^_^

    But whenever I read/hear about the latest "health scare" i always remember a silly little song about all the things that can apparently give you cancer, according to a UK newspaper:

     
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    english is my strong suit but after breaking down the words. I lol'd
     
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    Dihydrogen monoxide is dangerous? :blink:

    But...but I drink it every day! ;O;
     
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    lol you guys. I feel the same way about corn syrup so I find this quite funny.
     
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    I saw this joke on How when I was younger ^_^
     
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    hahahaha, one of the many reasons that my species is far superior than you humans.
     
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Bah, dihydrogen monoxide is for pussies. Oxidane is where it's at.
     
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    Beware the outragous.
    H2O. Its a killer
     
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    I think you mean H2O.
     
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