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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 23 Jun '06 19:26
    this is very easy. Dihydrogen Monoxide kills millions of people each year. You cannot live without it, what is it?
  2. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    23 Jun '06 19:46
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    this is very easy. Dihydrogen Monoxide kills millions of people each year. You cannot live without it, what is it?
    According to IUPAC, it's oxidane.

    http://www.iupac.org/reports/provisional/abstract04/BB-prs310305/Chapter2-Sec20-24.pdf
    (see p.2 for naming mononuclear hydrides of the elements)
  3. 23 Jun '06 20:14 / 1 edit
    close reverse the letters, i said dihydrogen monoxide not monoxide dihydrogen

    The dangers of dihydrogen monoxide include:

    Also called "hydroxyl acid," the substance is a major component of acid rain;
    Contributes to soil erosion;
    Contributes to the greenhouse effect;
    Accelerates corrosion and breakdown of electrical equipment;
    Excessive ingestion may cause various unpleasant effects;[1]
    Prolonged contact with its solid form results in severe tissue damage;
    Inhalation, even in small quantities, may cause death;
    Its gaseous form may cause severe burns;
    It has been found in the tumors of terminal cancer patients;
    Withdrawal by those addicted to the substance causes certain death within 168 hours;
    Nevertheless, governments and corporations continue using it widely, heedless of its grave dangers.
  4. 23 Jun '06 21:09
    And even though it is so deadly it is already found in many living people, who are sure to die in the future.
  5. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    23 Jun '06 22:32
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    this is very easy. Dihydrogen Monoxide kills millions of people each year. You cannot live without it, what is it?
    Isn't that just water???
  6. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    24 Jun '06 00:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Gastel
    WOW! Uzless you are so.... useless... I can't believe how idiotic you are!
    You must be the smartest 1400 player in the universe
  7. 24 Jun '06 02:23
    Originally posted by uzless
    You must be the smartest 1400 player in the universe
    And you're the stupeidest (that's a hard translation) 1482 person in the universe.
  8. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    24 Jun '06 02:33
    Originally posted by Gastel
    And you're the stupeidest (that's a hard translation) 1482 person in the universe.
    uh 1503, but nice try anyway
  9. 24 Jun '06 12:12
    Originally posted by uzless
    uh 1503, but nice try anyway
    Mine's not 1400 either, so there... its called a snapshot in time.
  10. 24 Jun '06 19:47
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    this is very easy. Dihydrogen Monoxide kills millions of people each year. You cannot live without it, what is it?
    yeh not that great of a riddle my 6th grade science teacher couldnt fool me with it...
  11. 28 Jun '06 15:40
    I think I heard that a city council in California got ahold of one of those site about this and were considering banning it not knowing the joke. This was about 2 years ago. I love government.
  12. 28 Jun '06 22:23
    Originally posted by Gammastyle
    I think I heard that a city council in California got ahold of one of those site about this and were considering banning it not knowing the joke. This was about 2 years ago. I love government.
    same here. the esteemed 'green party of nz' got in hook, line and sinker.
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0110/S00440.htm