H20 Scare in California

Calif. Officials Nearly Fall for H2O Hoax (AP)
AP – City officials were so concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the chemical was used in their production.
The shortfalls of the US society and its attitude toward education can be shown in the news article that was recently posted on Yahoo News. Quite sad that someone would be able to fall into a ploy, thinking that Dihydrogen monoxide was a terrible chemical agent.
Granted, I wouldn’t expect an English major to figure this out, but isn’t it pretty well known from sophomore year chemistry in high school that dihydrogen (two hydrogen atoms) monoxide (single oxygen) is H2O, something better known to society as a water molecule?
I realize that I might be conceited in this considering the fact that I tend to be a person that likes to study and read and learn, but still it just seems somewhat ridiculous that someone didn’t attempt to steer this lawyer back in the right direction. Nuff said.

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Bice 401

fter not having spent more than two hours in Charlottesville for almost a year now, I made the journey back to Charlottesville after work this past Friday, driving down good ole I-64 West toward The University and up Route 29. It was a period of time less than 24 hours that was definitely some of the most precious time I’ve spent with anyone in a while (excluding the friends that I had up this past week from Georgia).
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Germs in the Workplace

Toilets are cleaner than computers (external link to the Register)

Who knew that everyday, common items at your workplace, or even your home, could have more germs on them than the toilet?

It does make for some good reading as well as for increased awareness of how “dirty” things can really be! All I know is that washing your hands all the time is one way of combating all of those germs, along with regularly cleaning your office and home items and equipment. Now we know why mom always said to “Wash your hands,” and “Clean your room.”