Ultra-pure water can kill you
[Via Boing Boing]
David Rees, author of How to Sharpen Pencils and creator of the Get Your War On comic strip, learns how to make ultra-pure water. He learns that ultra pure water does not like to be pure. If you drink it, it will try to grab electrolytes from your blood.
Those of us who work with ultra-pure water know this but it would be a great to see this used in a murder mystery – watch the CSI guys figure out that the victim was killed by water ;-)