How Dumb Can You Be?
Seriously! How is it that there are so many adults who do not know basic highschool chemistry? From WFTV
FLORIDA — Two Florida radio personalities were suspended indefinitely over an April Fools’ Day prank.
The “Val and Scott in the Morning” hosts were joking that dihydrogen monoxide was coming out of faucets.
The hoax sent listeners into a panic and led to several calls to Lee County utilities.
Dihydrogen monoxide is another name for water.
But a lot of listeners didn’t know that and were worried that their water wasn’t safe to drink.
Seriously, it shouldn’t take people more than 10 seconds to figure out that Dihydrogen monoxide is water. This is certainly not a fireable offence. It certainly isn’t a felony. Thankfully, they’re back on the air and felony charges have been dropped. But seriously, to think that enough people were duped for long enough for them to have potentially faced felony charges over this?
Apparently, the reason they are not pressing charges is because the Florida Department of Health felt that
“[The station] handled appropriately and expeditiously the discipline of the DJs as well as the public notification. They immediately retracted indicated that the joke had been in poor taste and it was inaccurate, inappropriate and every break that day they aired that there were no problems with the water.”