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    Default Dihydrogen monoxide thread (with scamming)

    I'm talking about the kind of behavior like..

    -Getting involved in a pyramid scheme
    -Investing your fortune in a Ponzi scheme
    -Trusting in verbal agreements on business deals
    -Responding to chain letters that promise you a fortune
    -Responding to Nigerian letters
    -Believing that dihydrogen monoxide is a dangerous chemical
    -Buying ineffective technology, like motor oil that supposedly doubles the engine's fuel efficiency
    -Resorting to ineffective, unneeded and expensive medication and treatments
    -Believing that the UltraPill 1233 really burns your body fat without you doing anything
    -Trusting that a fortune teller can find their missing child for a hefty fee
    -Investing in perpetual motion machines
    -Thinking that they can beat the stock market with some esoteric information
    -Sending their online bank account passwords to people asking them via email

    This doesn't have to relate to MBTI, unless you think certain MBTI types are more likely victims of such hoaxes. I'm thinking more along the line of general psychology.

    No, I ain't planning on exploiting their weaknesses. I'm just striving to understand what makes the suckers in the world so lost on what's real.
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    Dihydrogen monoxide is a dangerous chemical! I almost been injured by falls caused by the solid form of this chemical only last November! It really interferes with balance, you have to watch your step carefully when it is in the ground.


    Anyway, I could see lack of skepticism coming into it (obviously), combined perhaps with a tendency to not take advice (so other people won't be able to tell the person that it is a bad idea), and/or greed/general fear (so people will be more easily emotionally influenced by the hoax).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zergling View Post
    Dihydrogen monoxide is a dangerous chemical! I almost been injured by falls caused by the solid form of this chemical only last November! It really interferes with balance, you have to watch your step carefully when it is in the ground.
    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I have heard that no more than a tablespoon or two of this, inhaled, can be fatal!
    My group is in the process of outlawing this insidious chemical. Would you like to support our cause with a donation of $100, perhaps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zergling View Post
    Anyway, I could see lack of skepticism coming into it (obviously), combined perhaps with a tendency to not take advice (so other people won't be able to tell the person that it is a bad idea), and/or greed/general fear (so people will be more easily emotionally influenced by the hoax).
    I'm thinking of ignorance of how mechanical, social and financial concepts work, combined with taking communication at face value. Perhaps lack of Ti and/or Si, too? Being unable to think thoroughly or familiarize oneself to all the facts of the situation?
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