Monday, August 13, 2007
Penn & Teller
The magicians Penn & Teller have a greatin 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.