Friday, May 15, 2009

Aint you tired of Water Scams?

Sometimes i grow weary of reading pamphlets churned out by new water-product companies in Malaysia. What is really annoying are those that keep talking about "energy water" and "oxygen water".
Energy water as it turns out are nothing more than putting some minerals into the water, pretty much like mineral water ...minus the naturalness and goodness. If you put in salt also you can call it Energy water since it does differs in its conductive behavior.

Next we have Oxygen water by parties who claim that they put in a whole lot more of oxygen into the water and that kills cancer etc, certified by Jabatan apa apa. Utter nonsense, water is called H2o for a reason, not H2o2 or H203. Diluting more oxygen into the water is only useful if you are using ur lungs to breath water, else its useless. Total scam. They should try and sell this in the water Association or get certification of how useful the "oxygen" is in the water for health purpose and get their ass kicked.

This is also similar to the "phiteen" or whats that brand again, our famous shuttler wore the necklace soaked with Diluted titanium (and lost badly). Again, look up youtube and see how the "physical tricks" are used to con people into thinking that such stuff works. (btw u can get a cheap RM 5 phiteen in DAISO IOI puchong , it works the same, same story on titanium dilution, har har har)

The theory is simple. Lets take the weigh lifting demo for example.
1. A participant is asked to carry the weight of an object in a certain position of the arms. He found that is was hard.
2. The participant now is asked to wear this "brand" x necklace or ring or whatever u can think of.
3. The participant again now tries to carry the same object. He now finds it much easier to do so! So the "brand" must contains some power or a catalyst for power!

Rubbish! Here are the explanation :-

When the person first does the demo, he has no idea what is the object and how much strength is required to perform it. So the brains tries and increases its strength to lift up the object. The person felt that it was hard to do.
When the person does it the 2nd time, his brain already knew the amount of effort that was required to do it and thus immediately that effort was used and so it was much easier when the person tries it the 2nd time.

This trick works the same for performing certain position feats before and after putting on some craps.