Monday, August 13, 2007

Penn & Teller

The magicians Penn & Teller have a great video on YouTube in which they persuade people to sign a petition banning “di-hydrogen monoxide,” a ubiquitous chemical found in many raw and prepared foods. “Di-hydrogen monoxide” is another name for H2O—that is, water. It shows how consumers can be duped by technical chemical names and the importance of actually understanding what's in the products we purchase for ourselves.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It also shows how people can take a position on things that they don't understand and that they can get duped into opposition for opposition's sake.

rob jigarjian said...

How true