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Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide. Lucky for them, no lawmaker would agree: DHMO is the chemical formula for One of the earliest iterations of the hoax came from a Michigan paper called The . Despite rumors, the dihydrogen monoxide hoax shows that even the most innocuous of substances can be made to sound like a dangerous threat to human life.

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LA is also a city where total strangers have no qualms about telling you just how you should be living your life, in the friendliest, most unassuming way possible.

As a result of his discoveries, Ramsay won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in Why haven’t I heard about Dihydrogen Monoxide before? Contributes to soil erosion.

A similar study conducted by U. Archived from the original on May 23, Thousands of people in the U. If you consume it, it can cause bloating and excessive urination and sweating. Researchers found that the presence of dihydrogen monoxide in Aliso Viejo had reached startling levels: The Californian proactive social conscience – the social equivalent of current US foreign policy – combined with the influence of the internet was a recipe for confusion.


It can, said the city council report, “threaten human safety and health”. Snopes and the Snopes. Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxid I was wondering the truth behind this rumor and if you guys could investigate?

Are there groups that oppose a ban on Dihydrogen Monoxide? Customer Support Chat Trolling. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death. Depending on the color, some of the signs we call neon may not contain any neon at all. Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.

Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.

The water molecule has the chemical formula H 2 O, meaning each molecule of water is composed of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. These two factors make it look 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than it normally does, according to Space. He adds that if more people knew the truth about DHMO then studies like the one he conducted would not be necessary. Some such names include hydrogen oxideas well as an alkali name of hydrogen hydroxideand several acid names such as hydric acidhydroxic acidhydroxyl acidand hydroxilic acid.

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Using a process of alternately compressing and expanding air, scientists can turn most of these gases into liquidsseparating them for industrial and commercial use.

In fact, DHMO is often very available to those who would do harm to others. Married couples have found that regular ingestion of DHMO can improve their marriage-related activities, while couples that never ingest DHMO often find that their marriage suffers as well.


Or is it another one to pin on that old bogeyman, the internet? The city councillors of Aliso Viejo in Orange County, California, are well-meaning, socially responsible people.

Part of the blame lies with the public and society at large. They argue that efforts to ban DHMO are misguided.

Contamination is reaching epidemic proportions! Dihydrlgen to corrosion and oxidation of many metals. Vegas is now home to the Neon Museuma collection of classic neon signs.

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The experiment caused enough of a splash that it was picked up by The Washington Post. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Inspired by the design of Moore lampshe put neon into long glass tubes that were book-ended with electrodes.