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(Off Island Gazette)   If it's brown, drink it down; if it's pink, it's fine to drink   (offislandgazette.com) divider line 50
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2013-03-01 08:56:45 PM  
So basically it's always good enough to drink?

/good enough for me
 
2013-03-01 09:02:38 PM  
Mayor of town from TFA:

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2013-03-01 09:05:26 PM  
What if it's yellow?
 
2013-03-01 09:07:08 PM  

WeenerGord: What if it's yellow?


Then it's got manganese in it. Read TFA!

Potassium permanganate is used to remove yellow colour left by manganese that is naturally found in the town's water supply.
 
2013-03-01 09:09:37 PM  
And for the next health scare, Chinese Manganese will be found in our Coke.
 
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2013-03-01 09:09:57 PM  
Should you do laundry with that water? I've created too many pink underwear in the past without city assistance.
 
2013-03-01 09:15:40 PM  
two in the pink?
 
2013-03-01 09:15:59 PM  
I am not sure the headline makes sense.

"if it's brown, flush it down - if it's yellow, let it mellow" was always the rule I heard.

by that standard, should not the line read, "If it's brown........... "

nebba mind
 
2013-03-01 09:16:12 PM  
If it's brown I flush it...
 
2013-03-01 09:17:11 PM  

WeenerGord: What if it's yellow?


Drink it like it's Mello Yello!
 
2013-03-01 09:19:33 PM  
Uh, ew
 
2013-03-01 09:27:12 PM  
 
2013-03-01 09:31:17 PM  
The potassium permanganate is used to remove the yellowish colour left by manganese present in the water
 
2013-03-01 09:36:37 PM  
Why do we use drinking water in our toilets?
 
2013-03-01 09:37:00 PM  
I love  permanganate juice. It's a superfood!
 
2013-03-01 09:39:35 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: WeenerGord: What if it's yellow?

Then it's got manganese in it. Read TFA!

Potassium permanganate is used to remove yellow colour left by manganese that is naturally found in the town's water supply.


You mean like toilet water?
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But it's got electrolytes!
 
2013-03-01 09:39:58 PM  
FTA
"The pinkish colour is not dangerous for the health."

Colors (or colouououours if you insist on being French) are never toxic. The compounds that cause the colors can be toxic. Pink doesn't destroy yellow. KMnO4 removes the Mn. They just added too much KMnO4, which turned the water pink. It takes very little KMnO4 to turn water pink.

Also, there is a level of KMnO4 that is toxic to humans. I don't give a shiat about gov't just telling me "it's safe" when they could throw down the numbers and prove it.
 
2013-03-01 09:42:23 PM  

BeSerious: Why do we use drinking water in our toilets?


You don't have to. Get a grey water system put in.
 
2013-03-01 09:42:26 PM  

jaylectricity: So basically it's always good enough to drink?


Captures the headline fail perfectly.
 
2013-03-01 09:44:50 PM  
My brother had exczema as a kid and was made to bathe in a concentrated tub of this every week for a while. It used to stain the porcelain tub, as well as dye any clothing that you spilled it on.
 
2013-03-01 09:48:45 PM  

johnnygew: Bedstead Polisher: WeenerGord: What if it's yellow?

Then it's got manganese in it. Read TFA!

Potassium permanganate is used to remove yellow colour left by manganese that is naturally found in the town's water supply.

You mean like toilet water?
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But it's got electrolytes!


offislandgazette.com

FTFA:  apparently exactly like toilet water.
 
2013-03-01 09:56:09 PM  
Yink something pink ink something something...
 
2013-03-01 10:09:15 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I love  permanganate juice. It's a superfood!


Just note that the V8 pomegranate/blueberry mix is mainly made of potatoes.

And no, I'm not kidding.
 
2013-03-01 10:27:29 PM  

fusillade762: cameroncrazy1984: I love  permanganate juice. It's a superfood!

Just note that the V8 pomegranate/blueberry mix is mainly made of potatoes.

And no, I'm not kidding.


I think sweet potatoes are the main juice in all of the Fusion drinks. That was always weird to me.
 
2013-03-01 10:40:16 PM  
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Approve of drinking the drink; it's old fashioned.
 
2013-03-01 10:48:23 PM  
Well I guess that explains Lake Hillier, which I believe is the only naturally pink lake in the world.

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2013-03-01 10:55:16 PM  

Gwyrddu: Well I guess that explains Lake Hillier, which I believe is the only naturally pink lake in the world.


There's also one in Senegal.
 
2013-03-01 10:57:03 PM  

Chevello: Yink something pink ink something something...


Fine I'll do it
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2013-03-01 11:08:04 PM  

goatleggedfellow: FTA
"The pinkish colour is not dangerous for the health."

Colors (or colouououours if you insist on being French) are never toxic. The compounds that cause the colors can be toxic. Pink doesn't destroy yellow. KMnO4 removes the Mn. They just added too much KMnO4, which turned the water pink. It takes very little KMnO4 to turn water pink.

Also, there is a level of KMnO4 that is toxic to humans. I don't give a shiat about gov't just telling me "it's safe" when they could throw down the numbers and prove it.


COLOUR if you insist on proper ENGLISH ! ... an urge to be pedantic
 
2013-03-01 11:08:53 PM  

johnnygew: Bedstead Polisher: WeenerGord: What if it's yellow?

Then it's got manganese in it. Read TFA!

Potassium permanganate is used to remove yellow colour left by manganese that is naturally found in the town's water supply.

You mean like toilet water?
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But it's got electrolytes!


Electrolytes are good for plants right, that way electrolytes will be in our foods and we'll get more electrolytes so that's good, right?  I's smart for I knows about electrolytes.

/yes I saw the movie
 
2013-03-01 11:21:25 PM  
ERMAHGERD PERMANGANATE

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2013-03-01 11:22:55 PM  
The article isn't right...manganese is black in water.  Iron is yellowish or orange.
 
2013-03-01 11:23:11 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: WeenerGord: What if it's yellow?

Then it's got manganese in it. Read TFA!

Potassium permanganate is used to remove yellow colour left by manganese that is naturally found in the town's water supply.


If its cloudy and brown, you're in cider town.
 
2013-03-01 11:24:26 PM  
Subby farked up what would have been a decent headline
 
2013-03-01 11:38:32 PM  
"The pinkish colour is not dangerous for the health"

Sounds similar to what another government said about agent orange.
 
2013-03-01 11:59:54 PM  

goatleggedfellow: FTA
"The pinkish colour is not dangerous for the health."

Colors (or colouououours if you insist on being French) are never toxic. The compounds that cause the colors can be toxic. Pink doesn't destroy yellow. KMnO4 removes the Mn. They just added too much KMnO4, which turned the water pink. It takes very little KMnO4 to turn water pink.

Also, there is a level of KMnO4 that is toxic to humans. I don't give a shiat about gov't just telling me "it's safe" when they could throw down the numbers and prove it.


As a prank in high school, my chemistry lab group stole a reagent bottle of KMnO4 and dumped it in the pool on a Friday night before a Saturday swim meet. Pool turned pink as a Pride triangle.

They called in my chem teacher on his day off to declare the pool safe to swim in. He totally knew it was us, but didn't rat us out. Which was nice of him, since I think we might have caused a problem with the filter system.
 
2013-03-02 12:09:28 AM  
Does anyone know what Bear Grylls would have to say about this?
 
2013-03-02 12:17:46 AM  

Z-clipped: goatleggedfellow: FTA
"The pinkish colour is not dangerous for the health."

Colors (or colouououours if you insist on being French) are never toxic. The compounds that cause the colors can be toxic. Pink doesn't destroy yellow. KMnO4 removes the Mn. They just added too much KMnO4, which turned the water pink. It takes very little KMnO4 to turn water pink.

Also, there is a level of KMnO4 that is toxic to humans. I don't give a shiat about gov't just telling me "it's safe" when they could throw down the numbers and prove it.

As a prank in high school, my chemistry lab group stole a reagent bottle of KMnO4 and dumped it in the pool on a Friday night before a Saturday swim meet. Pool turned pink as a Pride triangle.

They called in my chem teacher on his day off to declare the pool safe to swim in. He totally knew it was us, but didn't rat us out. Which was nice of him, since I think we might have caused a problem with the filter system.


Playing with chemicals is so much fun, until someone melts their eye out.
 
2013-03-02 12:23:21 AM  

slackananda: jaylectricity: So basically it's always good enough to drink?

Captures the headline fail perfectly.


I think subby was going for the Simpson's quote "if it's brown, drink it down, if it's black, send it back" (referring to the town water supply).
 
2013-03-02 12:25:26 AM  

newbrownbelt: goatleggedfellow: FTA
"The pinkish colour is not dangerous for the health."

Colors (or colouououours if you insist on being French) are never toxic. The compounds that cause the colors can be toxic. Pink doesn't destroy yellow. KMnO4 removes the Mn. They just added too much KMnO4, which turned the water pink. It takes very little KMnO4 to turn water pink.

Also, there is a level of KMnO4 that is toxic to humans. I don't give a shiat about gov't just telling me "it's safe" when they could throw down the numbers and prove it.

COLOUR if you insist on proper ENGLISH ! ... an urge to be pedantic


I prefer the efficiency of dropping unpronounced letters. I have a particular problem with the French language. I can't tell whether they're adding 5 extra letters to every word just to be fancy, or whether they just hate their own language so much that they refuse to pronounce more than half of any given word.
 
2013-03-02 12:28:15 AM  
I don't want to drink pink water. What if it turns my tongue pink?
 
2013-03-02 12:41:55 AM  
MayContainHorseGluten:

I think subby was going for the Simpson's quote "if it's brown, drink it down, if it's black, send it back" (referring to the town water supply).

Who is the Simpson?  To what Simpson does this quote belong?

untaken_name:  What if it turns my tongue pink?

I asked your mom the same question.  She said to dip a bit lower and maybe it would end up brown.
 
2013-03-02 01:14:55 AM  

goatleggedfellow: newbrownbelt: goatleggedfellow: FTA
"The pinkish colour is not dangerous for the health."

Colors (or colouououours if you insist on being French) are never toxic. The compounds that cause the colors can be toxic. Pink doesn't destroy yellow. KMnO4 removes the Mn. They just added too much KMnO4, which turned the water pink. It takes very little KMnO4 to turn water pink.

Also, there is a level of KMnO4 that is toxic to humans. I don't give a shiat about gov't just telling me "it's safe" when they could throw down the numbers and prove it.

COLOUR if you insist on proper ENGLISH ! ... an urge to be pedantic

I prefer the efficiency of dropping unpronounced letters. I have a particular problem with the French language. I can't tell whether they're adding 5 extra letters to every word just to be fancy, or whether they just hate their own language so much that they refuse to pronounce more than half of any given word.


Alot of the time they sort of are in that they tell you which form of the pronounced letters to use and/or where/how to accent the word.
 
2013-03-02 01:32:49 AM  

MrHappyRotter: The potassium permanganate is used to remove the yellowish colour left by manganese present in the water



I don't think that pomegranates will get the peepee out.
 
2013-03-02 01:53:25 AM  

goatleggedfellow: Z-clipped: As a prank in high school, my chemistry lab group stole a reagent bottle of KMnO4 and dumped it in the pool on a Friday night before a Saturday swim meet. Pool turned pink as a Pride triangle.

They called in my chem teacher on his day off to declare the pool safe to swim in. He totally knew it was us, but didn't rat us out. Which was nice of him, since I think we might have caused a problem with the filter system.

Playing with chemicals is so much fun, until someone melts their eye out.


That reminds me of a story one of my college chem professors told us about one of her classmates that had a bromine accident.

:-/
 
2013-03-02 02:13:24 AM  

Gawdzila: goatleggedfellow: Z-clipped: As a prank in high school, my chemistry lab group stole a reagent bottle of KMnO4 and dumped it in the pool on a Friday night before a Saturday swim meet. Pool turned pink as a Pride triangle.

They called in my chem teacher on his day off to declare the pool safe to swim in. He totally knew it was us, but didn't rat us out. Which was nice of him, since I think we might have caused a problem with the filter system.

Playing with chemicals is so much fun, until someone melts their eye out.

That reminds me of a story one of my college chem professors told us about one of her classmates that had a bromine accident.

:-/


Gas-permeable contact lenses?
 
2013-03-02 02:24:37 AM  
Pink water?  Don't let your broad go into the pool while she's on the rag.
 
2013-03-02 02:57:14 AM  
ERHAHGERD, PERMANGANATE!
 
2013-03-02 06:32:24 PM  
I'm surprised nobody has hit on the obvious reason: a fiendish plot to turn men gay and women air-headed.

Too bad I don't know who's responsible because my blame wheel is busted. It broke down from overuse while drunk, you see.

But not before Drew Curtis got the blame for the War of the Spanish Succession.
 
2013-03-02 06:42:17 PM  

Munchkin City Coroner: I asked your mom the same question.  She said to dip a bit lower and maybe it would end up brown.


So...did it end up brown? We're all in suspense, here. Inquiring minds want to know.
 
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