[SFR] Dihydrogen Monoxide in our waterways

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by coonrad, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Just wondering if anyone has any comments on the amount of Dhiydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) in our local waterways and what affect it may be having on the fisheries?

    From what I know it has spread all over the place, from the highest alpine lakes down to the mud flats of the puget sound.

    The fish have become very accustomed to DHMO to the point that if you remove the DHMO the fish will die rapidly. Can anyone confirm this?

    DHMO is spread through the environment by rainfaill, snowfall, rivers and runoff.

    DHMO research
    http://www.dhmo.org/

    Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide
    http://descy.50megs.com/descy/webcred/webcred/dhmo.html
     
  2. I rather like having it in all our waterways. It's havin' the stuff falling from the sky all winter that occasionally bothers me. And then I wish there were more of it whenever we're faced with drought.
     
  3. You guys seen the MSDS for dihydrogen monoxide? Hoo, wee. I force myself to drink some every day just to see if it doesn't kill me ...
     
  4. Be careful drinking that... some people cannot tolerate it and can die with very little amounts.
     
  5. I find that the scotch I mix it with tends to overcome its most toxic tendencies ...
     
  6. No known pathogens can live in Scotch or Beer....Walt K, that is a wise and prudent manuever on your part.
     
  7. It's said that W.C. Fields had something bordering an allergy to the stuff.
     
  8. During one of my first interviews after college an interviewer asked me what Dihydrous monoxide was. I froze.
    Didn't get the job.
    Stay Johnny,
    cds
     
  9. I don't know much about the compund so i did some research, check this out guys:

    Here are a few uses of DHMO

    as an industrial solvent and coolant,

    in nuclear power plants,

    by the U.S. Navy in the propulsion systems of some older vessels,

    by elite athletes to improve performance,

    in the production of Styrofoam,

    in biological and chemical weapons manufacture,

    as a spray-on fire suppressant and retardant,

    in abortion clinics,

    as a major ingredient in many home-brewed bombs,

    as a byproduct of hydrocarbon combustion in furnaces and air conditioning compressor operation,

    in cult rituals,

    by the Church of Scientology on their members and their members' families (although surprisingly, many members recently have contacted DHM:confused:rg to vehemently deny such use),

    by both the KKK and the NAACP during rallies and marches,

    by pedophiles and pornographers (for uses we'd rather not say here),

    by the clientele at a number of homosexual bath houses in New York City and San Francisco,

    historically, in Hitler's death camps in Nazi Germany, and in prisons in Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Libya, Iraq and Iran,
    in World War II prison camps in Japan, and in prisons in China, for various forms of torture,
    by the Serbian military as authorized by Slobodan Milosevic in their ethnic cleansing campaign,
    by many terrorist organizations,
    in community swimming pools to maintain chemical balance,

    by software engineers, including those producing DICOM software SDKs,
    in animal research laboratories, and

    in pesticide production and distribution.

    Peace,
    ~Komptonkid~
     
  10. A very ubiquitous and dare I say insidious solvent.

    Thanks for your research Zen.
     
  11. Based on folk knowledge- combined 1:1 with whiskey frozen DHMO is cure for common cold. *

    * proceed with usual cautions: pregnant women, delicate dry fly fishers, and elderly consult doctor, etc...
     
  12. I stay away from thet stuff. Fiss pish in it.:beer2:

    Jimbo
     
  13. Geez, the next thing that they warn us about will be not to breathe the air aroung us that it is toxic.

    Jim
     

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