The Electric Commentary

Monday, August 02, 2004

I have not yet taken an intellectual property course...

but I was under the impression that you couldn't patent bullshit. Anderson Cooper had an "expert guest" from Health Magazine on his CNN show to discuss "Sport Water." Cooper asked about it "restructur[ing] the molecular clusters, if that is at all possible?" but made no effort to follow up his guest's response "Yes." (via James Randi)

Apparently, this stuff is "a specially prepared water which 'clusters' six water molecules, held together by shared hydrogen atoms. The ring of water molecules supposedly has a hexagonal shape, and 'when it is found in association with other clusters, it forms a crystalline matrix which is the key to countless biological functions within the body.' The makers claim that the small 'clusters' are able to move more freely through the 'pores' in cellular membranes than normal water."

Well, if it can move more easily through the pores of cellular membranes I'll be drinking this stuff like it's liquid doughnut.

I guess this is a new kind of snake oil that boosts your energy. Check out the website here.
Then check out James Randi's take on it here.

I guess we should give these people credit. As W.C. Fields said, "It's a sin to let a sucker keep his money." I just think the U.S. Patents office should have a higher standard.


  • Not just bullshit. Clustered Bullshit! It's hexagonal shape helps it pass through the cow more quickly, expelling dangerous toxins, like, for instance, hexagonal bullshit.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 4:32 PM  

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