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Dihydrogen Monoxide
by Jos Govaars


April 07, 2005

Come on Tyrell, Dihydrogen Monoxide... I suppose you think that's funny, but I find
people do actually read this stuff and will believe your BS. Please do me a favor (and the rest of the people who read this website) and don't post anymore dribble such as this again.

Just for those of you who don't remember your high school chemistry, Dihydrogen Monoxide is H20 (water).

Last year on the 1st of April a Fairbanks Disc Jockey pulled this prank on the people of Fairbanks, and let's just say the City of Fairbanks received hundreds of calls regarding this "dangerous substance in their schools."

I just think if you're going to try to pull a fast one Tyrell, at least come up with something original.

Just my two-cents.

Jos Govaars
Ketchikan, AK - USA


From Beth Ipsen's Article in the Fairbanks News-Miner on the 2nd of April 2004

"April Fools' Day joke doesn't hold water

An April Fools' Day prank backfired on popular local radio personality Glenner after he warned listeners that dihydrogen monoxide had been found in Fairbanks schools and homes Thursday.

Glenner, whose real name is Glen Anderson, was pulled off the air after the Fairbanks mayor's office was inundated with calls from citizens concerned that the air they breathe was laced with dihydrogen monoxide.

It is, but they didn't recognize it by that name.

Dihydrogen monoxide is water."

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