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    Alert - Dihydrogen Monoxide

    DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE is frequently sold in stores (without the proper warnings) under different brand names, specifically targeted at bicyclists. Many times it is a hidden ingredient, not included on the ingredients label. The FDA has been asked to investigate the reasons why products are so often labeled incorrectly.

    This chemical compound is fraught with danger, as explained on this web site. PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE THIS CHEMICAL FOR INTERNAL USE. Improper usage can KILL you.
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    Not taking a stand either way, but just to post information:

    http://www.snopes.com/science/dhmo.asp

    I never heard of the stuff before this. What products is it used in?

    Steve

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    Nevermind.... I get it!

    Good one, Dnvr!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax

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    C'mon Dnvr. Playing on the exacerbated fears of 50Plussers who are already worried enough about hair growing out of their ears, noses, etc., eroding memories, failing posture, shrinking appendages and buffed up prostates, squirrels on the road, etc. etc............and now a new scare!

    At least it was a distraction. Meantime, I've got to get in my recommended 2 liters of dihydrogen monoxide--- followed by a FloMax chaser.
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    Neat,

    A while back a high school kid did a science project on this, over 10,000 people signed his request to have it eliminated. Got em all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    At least it was a distraction. Meantime, I've got to get in my recommended 2 liters of dihydrogen monoxide--- followed by a FloMax chaser.

    Be carefull- I have heard that some of the effects of dihydrogen monoxide can be overcome by mixing with 2 parts of whisky. This unfortunately has other effects that can be more dangerous.
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    We used to play this same trick on people back when I was still in chemistry school, in the late 70's and early 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek
    We used to play this same trick on people back when I was still in chemistry school, in the late 70's and early 80's.
    Can't believe that at 51, I fell for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseflavor
    Can't believe that at 51, I fell for it

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    Don't feel bad Cheese...I was about to succumb until you posted that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax page. Saved me as I was going under for the third time.

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    W. C. Fields was on to something when he admitted to never touching the stuff.
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    I can recall in high school standing on a street corner yelling at drivers and pointing, "Hey, lady, your thermal rod is dragging." What pain in the behind little creeps some of us once were. And a few still are.

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    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

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    Now that carbon tetracholoride is no longer available over the counter, one has to have some good solvent and dihydrogen monoxide, while not quite as effective fits the bill, particularly with some additives. I find I can produce a caustic but powerful cleaner by combining it with some trisodium phosphate and sodium hypochlorite. All of these things are still available over the counter, so you can try the formula at home but be very careful.
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    Ahh, this never gets old.

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    Can you provide the manufacturers MSDS?

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    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1
    Can you provide the manufacturers MSDS?
    MSDS: Dihydrogen Monoxide
    Dihydrogen monoxide (also known as hydric acid) is responsible for injury, death, and property damage all over the world. Visit the Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division online at www.dhmo.org, or send email to info@dhmo.org for more information.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE
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    PRODUCT NAME: DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE
    FORMULA WT: 18.00
    CAS NO.: 07732-18-5
    NIOSH/RTECS NO.: ZC0110000
    COMMON SYNONYMS: DIHYDROGEN OXIDE, HYDRIC ACID
    PRODUCT CODES: 4218,4219
    EFFECTIVE: 05/30/86
    REVISION #01

    LABORATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

    SAFETY GLASSES; LAB COAT

    PRECAUTIONARY LABEL STATEMENTS

    STORAGE: KEEP IN TIGHTLY CLOSED CONTAINER.

    BOILING POINT: 100 C ( 212 F) VAPOR PRESSURE(MM HG): 17.5

    MELTING POINT: 0 C ( 32 F) VAPOR DENSITY(AIR=1): N/A

    SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.00 EVAPORATION RATE: N/A

    SOLUBILITY(H2O): COMPLETE (IN ALL PROPORTIONS) % VOLATILES BY VOLUME: 100

    APPEARANCE & ODOR: ODORLESS, CLEAR COLORLESS LIQUID.

    TOXICITY: LD50 (IPR-MOUSE)(G/KG) - 190
    LD50 (IV-MOUSE) (MG/KG) - 25

    DISPOSAL PROCEDURE
    DISPOSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL
    ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS.

    SAF-T-DATA(TM) STORAGE COLOR CODE: ORANGE (GENERAL STORAGE)

    SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
    KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED. SUITABLE FOR ANY GENERAL CHEMICAL STORAGE
    AREA. DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE IS CONSIDERED A NON-REGULATED PRODUCT, BUT
    REACTS VIGOROUSLY WITH SOME MATERIALS. THESE INCLUDE SODIUM, POTASSIUM
    AND OTHER ALKALI METALS; ELEMENTAL FLUORINE; AND STRONG DEHYDRATING AGENTS
    SUCH AS SULFURIC ACID. IT FORMS EXPLOSIVE GASES WITH CALCIUM CARBIDE.
    AVOID CONTACT WITH ALL MATERIALS UNTIL INVESTIGATION SHOWS SUBSTANCE IS
    COMPATIBLE. EXPANDS SIGNIFICANTLY UPON FREEZING. DO NOT STORE IN RIGID
    CONTAINER AND PROTECT FROM FREEZING.

    DOMESTIC (D.O.T.)

    PROPER SHIPPING NAME CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)

    INTERNATIONAL (I.M.O.)

    PROPER SHIPPING NAME CHEMICALS, N.O.S. (NON-REGULATED)

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    ADDENDUM: Under electrolysis, forms two gases, one highly explosive, and the other a major fire accelerant.
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    I sent the article to my daughters boyfriend over the weekend as an attachment on an E-Mail. I also pointed out to him that I was worried what it was doing to me as I had become addicted to the stuff and had found my intake had gone up this year. Basically pointed out to him that he was getting involved with a family that had an addiction problem and asked him for help.

    He phoned me up today and was really concerned and suggested that We go for a drink to discuss the problem. We'll have to get that drink in as He is really concerned about me and it is a long time since he bought me a pint.
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