Subject: Ban everything

Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 22:33:51 GMT

From: (LEMURS 'R' US)

Organization: Are We Knot Lemurs?

Newsgroups: alt.slack


The Idaho Falls *Post Register*, April 27, 1997: Nathan Zohner, a

grand prize winner at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair Saturday,

has at least 43 people urging the ban of dihydrogen monoxide. And

for plenty of good reasons: it can cause excessive sweating and

vomiting, it is a major component in acid rain, accidental inhalation

of it can kill you, it can cause severe burns when in gaseous form,

it contributes to erosion of the natural landscape, it decreases the

effectiveness of automobile brakes and it has been found in tumors of

terminal cancer patients. Zohner, a freshman at Eagle Rock Junior

High, asked 50 people attending the science fair if they supported a

ban of the chemical. Forty-three said yes, six didn't know and only

one knew what the chemical is: water. The title of Zohner's prize-winning

project was, "How Gullible Are We?" His conclusion is obvious when he

considers 43 of 50 respondents elected to ban water. "I'd say they're

extremely gullible. "I'd say they're extremely gullible. They need to

pay more attention," said Zohner, 14, who wants to be a nuclear engineer

or physicist.


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