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    H2O is awesome.

    This is fact.

    The best compound by a magnitude of 10 at the minimum.

    But sometimes we forget this. We get caught up in dealings with inferior substances: non-H2O stuff of lesser importance, dealings with volitile substances or whatnot.

    So in addition to being the life giving substance(you're welcome), what other ways do you appreciate the greatest of compounds, H2O?

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    I appreciate that I can ask people if they would drink "dihydrogen oxide," and watch them ponder it for a moment, and then feel silly when I tell them it's water. Once I even asked my chemistry teacher this, and they almost said no, and then burst out laughing when they realized what it was. Sometimes I even got really shocked/nervous looks if I tell people that I drink it occasionally.
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    Funny thread.

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    This topic reminds me of the Ban Dihydrogen Oxide thing that was going around years ago. I believe it was also part of an episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by athenian200 View Post
    I appreciate that I can ask people if they would drink "dihydrogen oxide," and watch them ponder it for a moment,
    I sure hope you take the time to correctly inform them about the dangers of that lesser-known compound? This is a good place to start.

    Chosen excerpts:
    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.
    What you may find surprising are some of the products and places where DHMO is used, but which for one reason or another, are not normally made part of public presentations on the dangers to the lives of our family members and friends. Among these startling uses are:

    * as an additive to food products, including jarred baby food and baby formula, and even in many soups, carbonated beverages and supposedly "all-natural" fruit juices
    * in cough medicines and other liquid pharmaceuticals,
    * in spray-on oven cleaners,
    * in shampoos, shaving creams, deodorants and numerous other bathroom products,
    * in bathtub bubble products marketed to children,
    * as a preservative in grocery store fresh produce sections,
    * in the production of beer by all the major beer distributors,
    * in the coffee available at major coffee houses in the US and abroad,
    * in Formula One race cars, although its use is regulated by the Formula One Racing Commission, and
    * as a target of ongoing NASA planetary and stellar research.
    (OK, I really need to stop before I wet myself, ha ha )

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    I posted this late last night after getting a cool drink of water.

    Water is one of my favorite drinks.

    I suppose what made it taste so good was the stuff that was dissolved in it. Pure H2O would not taste too good, I'm guessing.

    Initially I was going to post what do you love about water, but then thought it would be amusing to follow MacGuffin's template. Although I thought it was funny, the intention was not to mock anyone.

    Coach Klein: Gatorade not only quenches your thirst better, it tastes better too.
    Bobby Boucher: No, you people are drinkin the wrong water.
    Coach Klein: Gatorade.
    Bobby Boucher: H2O.
    Coach Klein: Gatorade.
    Bobby Boucher: H2O.
    Coach Klein: [singing] Water sucks. It really, really sucks. Water sucks.
    Personally, I like water better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    Water is one of my favorite drinks.
    It's my very favourite drink

    I suppose what made it taste so good was the stuff that was dissolved in it. Pure H2O would not taste too good, I'm guessing.
    Technically, pure H2O is supposed to be taste-less. I've always wondered what it would be like to drink something that has no taste

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    You wouldn't be able to do that wihtout H2O

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