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(Washington Post)   Five middle-school students injured in dihydrogen monoxide explosion   (voices.washingtonpost.com) divider line 126
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2011-03-12 03:58:49 PM  
I prefer hydrogen hydroxide as my volatile chemical of mass destruction
 
2011-03-12 03:59:03 PM  
maybe now school officials will ban this insidious substance from our classrooms.
 
2011-03-12 03:59:04 PM  
We need to start a petition to ban this stuff. Too many have died!
 
2011-03-12 03:59:22 PM  
"Dihydrogen monoxide"? Water you talkin' about?
 
2011-03-12 04:00:04 PM  
First they came for the water balloons and I said nothing.
 
2011-03-12 04:00:37 PM  

logic523: "Dihydrogen monoxide"? Water you talkin' about?


Hydogen ash
 
2011-03-12 04:02:04 PM  

smask: logic523: "Dihydrogen monoxide"? Water you talkin' about?

Hydogen ash


ACK! Hydrogen ash

/FTFM
 
2011-03-12 04:02:37 PM  
As a precaution, students were transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne, Rinehart said.

well i hope the school pays for that without the parents having to sue them for it.
 
2011-03-12 04:03:16 PM  
That stuff is dangerous. It kills a lot of people every year.
 
2011-03-12 04:04:11 PM  
Some teacher is going to be in hot water for this.
 
2011-03-12 04:04:34 PM  
hydroxic acid is a safer alternative for these types of experiments.
 
2011-03-12 04:05:41 PM  
Wait, five students injured by one overflowing beaker? How closely packed in are these students?
 
2011-03-12 04:05:54 PM  
www.txroadrunners.com
 
2011-03-12 04:06:42 PM  

smask: logic523: "Dihydrogen monoxide"? Water you talkin' about?

Hydogen ash


They work hard to keep that stuff out of landfills.
 
2011-03-12 04:06:43 PM  
I hear dihydrogen monoxide was a factor in that Japan accident.
 
2011-03-12 04:07:49 PM  
That stuff is deadly if it gets in your lungs. I hope they were wearing protective safety masks at least.
 
2011-03-12 04:07:55 PM  
Link (new window)

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2011-03-12 04:07:55 PM  
The students received "possibly first-degree burns"

Oh the humanity!
 
2011-03-12 04:07:56 PM  
Ohhh..! So it's TWO hydrogen and ONE oxygen!

No wonder it was no fun swimming in my pool.
 
2011-03-12 04:09:33 PM  
First degree burns? So, like, red skin, that clears up in a day or two?

Slow news day.
 
2011-03-12 04:12:05 PM  
Boiling dihydrogen monoxide in a clean pyrex beaker can cause it to explode. This is a very dangerous substance.
 
2011-03-12 04:12:52 PM  

AppleDane: First degree burns? So, like, red skin, that clears up in a day or two?

Slow news day.


They were BURNED by WATER.
 
2011-03-12 04:17:29 PM  
At least it wasn't hydroxylic acid. Oh, wait...
 
2011-03-12 04:22:40 PM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: I hear dihydrogen monoxide was a factor in that Japan accident.


Widespread saturation of vaporized dihydrogen monoxide led to global warming which caused the tsunami. I linked an article but the mods ignored it. We have to act now. The time to stop this menace is quickly running out. I think we should bottle all of it and shoot it into the ground so it can never hurt us again.
 
2011-03-12 04:30:30 PM  

Nem Wan: AppleDane: First degree burns? So, like, red skin, that clears up in a day or two?

Slow news day.

They were BURNED by WATER.


And? Boiling water burns you. You don't have to be set on fire to be burned. You just need to get the water in your cells hot enough to break down the chemical reactions or burst the cell walls.
 
2011-03-12 04:31:45 PM  
We need to ban this stuff from our schools. For the children!
 
2011-03-12 04:32:41 PM  
They have GUNS that shoot that stuff! Outlaw all guns, we can't be too safe. Do you realize how many children have died from that chemical.
 
2011-03-12 04:33:03 PM  
Snowflakes scalded by steam, eh? Sounds like a family thing.
 
2011-03-12 04:34:57 PM  
http://dhmo.org/
 
2011-03-12 04:35:15 PM  
That's why old-fashioned radiators always makes me nervous. They can leak or explode, and dihydrogen monoxide is known to be extremely dangerous when heated above 100 degrees Celsius.

It's electric and solar heat for me.
 
2011-03-12 04:36:22 PM  
The beaker didn't overflow.

The water did one of those phase-shifty thingies where one state magically changes into another state thingy with gusto and aplomb thus expanding rapidly with explosive volumey increases due to pressy things increasing rapidishly without boundary thingies.

If it simply overflowed it would have been due to an orderly type thingy with slower expanding volumey things at lowerish and more constant pressurey thingies.

/forgive me. i went to Arizona State.
 
2011-03-12 04:36:58 PM  
This actually made the Washington Post? Five children scalded by over-flowing lab beaker? I can see it making a small town newspaper like The Bugle.
 
2011-03-12 04:38:01 PM  
Everybody is jumping on the disaster bandwagon since the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor explosion in Japan.

Tsk!
 
2011-03-12 04:38:52 PM  
Didn't hundreds of people in Japan not just die because of dihydrogen monoxide related exposure following the earthquake? And we are allowing this thing in our cities? In fact, we allow it to infect nearly every substance that we come into contact. This madness must stop, ban it now.
 
2011-03-12 04:43:22 PM  
Then everyone sued
 
2011-03-12 04:44:39 PM  
This substance is very dangerous when mixed with sodium, phosphates, ammonia, sulfates, and urea, especially when this mixture is all over your pants.
 
2011-03-12 04:45:23 PM  
I bet their parents are steamed.

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2011-03-12 04:45:34 PM  
So, FIVE 8th graders can't boil water, but can decide to have an abortion without parental consent and to have the baby again with no parentl involvement in the decision if they so choose. And there are people out there that think ALL 8th graders be given the ability to make a decision about who they should screw(kid there age, teacher, pedobear)?
They don't have enough sense to turn water off or take it off a burner but they will make perfect decisions regarding reproduction and sex.
 
2011-03-12 04:46:22 PM  

ghostofreasonpast: Didn't hundreds of people in Japan not just die because of dihydrogen monoxide related exposure following the earthquake? And we are allowing this thing in our cities? In fact, we allow it to infect nearly every substance that we come into contact. This madness must stop, ban it now.


I've heard stories of people using this substance every day. It's bottled and sold in stores with no age restrictions. Even near schools and churches. It's outrageous.
 
2011-03-12 04:46:51 PM  
Do I really have to be the first to post this video? (NSFSP Not Safe For Stupid People)
 
2011-03-12 04:47:54 PM  
Research conducted by award-winning U.S. scientist Nathan Zohner concluded that roughly 86 percent of the population supports a ban on dihydrogen monoxide. Although his results are preliminary, Zohner believes people need to pay closer attention to the information presented to them regarding Dihydrogen Monoxide. He adds that if more people knew the truth about DHMO then studies like the one he conducted would not be necessary.

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2011-03-12 04:49:36 PM  
It's dangerous stuff. Middle school kids should not be fooling around with it.

A few facts:

Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:


* Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
* Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
* Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
* DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
* Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
* Contributes to soil erosion.
* Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
* Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
* Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
* Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
* Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
* Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
* Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.
 
2011-03-12 04:49:54 PM  
wow, were they working on a forty year old clear water nuclear pile at the time?
 
2011-03-12 04:51:41 PM  
 
2011-03-12 04:54:44 PM  
The students received "possibly first-degree burns" to areas on their hands, necks and faces as a result of exposure to the hot steam, spokesperson Laura Rinehart said. No chemicals were involved, she added.

Candy arses
 
2011-03-12 04:58:43 PM  

DSEILXYC: It's dangerous stuff. Middle school kids should not be fooling around with it.

A few facts:

Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:


* Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
* Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
* Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
* DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
* Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
* Contributes to soil erosion.
* Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
* Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
* Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
* Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
* Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
* Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
* Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.


You forgot:

* Extremely slippery in both solid and liquid form, causing broken bones each year in senior citizens.
* Aids bacterial and fungal growth in places like foodstuffs and housing.
* A universal diluter of most benificial chemical or drug.
* Frozen DHMO kills due to massing and releasing from mountainsides.
* Adds to the albedo of planet Earth, causing global cooling.
 
2011-03-12 04:58:44 PM  

logic523: "Dihydrogen monoxide"? Water you talkin' about?


Shhhhhhh.... we don't want everyone to know.
 
2011-03-12 05:01:06 PM  
This chemical has been directly linked to climate change, yet it is still being released into the enviroment on a daily basis. Where are the calls for action??
 
2011-03-12 05:02:22 PM  
How do we know they are libtards?
 
2011-03-12 05:05:13 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: maybe now school officials will ban this insidious substance from our classrooms.


I hear they even sell bottles of this dangerous substance in the school cafeteria.
 
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