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Kato 12-05-2004 03:52 AM

Lets create some mayhem......
With the collective creative talent and photochop prowess here at genmay, I have an idea that could actually work and create a lot of funny while being fun in the process. Stick with me - this is worth it.

[B]The idea:[/B]

Lets create believable to semi-believable stories and, depending on the content, the correspoding photochop to go with it. Once we have a good collection, carefully reviewed for inclusion of well known facts or widely believed myths, we proceed to send them out all across the internet as individual chain letters. We'll target services such as AOL, hotmail, and yahoo extensively, since users there tend to be more receptive of these things, and quicker to use the forward button. Surely, within days, the well crafted ones will spread to inboxes all across the world, and be printed out numerous times and hung on office bulletin boards or cubicle walls.

Success comes when we get these forwarded back to our accounts by dumbass coworkers/relatives, when snopes does a debunking of them, or when some website writes a story they believe to be true as a result of information found in these chain letters. It'll be funny because we'll be the only ones initially, and probably for a while, that this is all well-crafted, well-orchestrated bull[b][/b]shit.

Since genmay is [url=]forbidden to all search engines[/url], it'll be nearly impossible to debunk these stories until someone who reads here posts the hoax status on an external site. If we spend a decent amount of time at this, we can spread our original content all across the internet.
I will have a sample done by morning and will bump accordingly if needed.

[B][SIZE=3][COLOR=Red]Edit: Dec 5 - [/COLOR]Writers, please mark your finished letters with a large red asterisk once you have finished writing and revising them. This will assist people who wish to send emails containing our writings without having to read in depth to know which ones are finished. If you are sending these as email to people, please only send ones with the red asterisks.[/SIZE][/B]

[B]New Study Links Computer Monitors With ADD, Other Neurological Disorders[/B]

A joint effort between the University of Toronto's behavioral sciences department and Berkeley's biological sciences department has concluded that persons surveyed under 35 put themselves at a 31% greater chance for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) by spending 3 hours or more a day at the computer. More alarming, children 16 and under who spend more than 3 hours a day using a computer appeared to be 48% more likely to develop ADD later in life. The link was initially suspected by looking at instances of ADD in children who frequently used computers, as part of another study to determine if video games might be a potential cause.

Interestingly enough, those more at-risk for ADD appeared to be using an older style of monitor known as the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). CRT monitors operate much like a television, but because they offer higher contrast and finer detail, operate at approximately 6-9 times the energy of a television, and are placed much closer to the user. Individuals studied using the newer Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) style monitors exhibited a negligible risk elevation, suggesting that CRT monitors, not computer use is to blame.

Dr. Chiyo Fukuzawa of Berkeley University cautioned, "These monitors operate at higher energies than anything previously on the market, and expose the user to a significantly higher amount of high-energy electromagnetic radiation, of a similar nature to dental X-Rays, although not quite as energetic." She added, when asked about the risk, "These devices have conclusively shown to be not safe, and I would not allow my two children or myself to be exposed to unnecessary risk. Given LCD alternatives, it is possible to minimize health risks, both known, such as ADD, and any currently unknown risks."

The joint study looked at a multitude of possible impact scenarios, and finally concluded that high-energy CRTs are disruptive to normal brain function. Computers themselves were ruled out as the risk source by the University of Toronto, by exposing mice to three hours of CRT emissions on a daily basis. Mice tested exhibited nervousness, disrupted sleep schedules, and inability to remember familiar surroundings. Garland Rousseau, a doctor with the University of Toronto remarked, "These devices have been proven to disrupt brain function on a basic level, and elevate an individual's risk for a variety of neurological disorders. These devices need to be regulated by the governmental agencies, and the public needs to avoid them in favor of less risky alternatives."

Consumers are being urged by scientific and other watchdog agencies to no longer purchase any new CRT monitors, and that frequent computer users, especially those who work in offices, switch to safer LCD based alternatives. Although LCD monitors are more expensive, the study did not link them to any elevated risk, and because of this, employers are already looking to implement them as CRT replacements, to avoid potentially costly injury lawsuits.


[B]Orange Juice Linked to Hearing Loss[/B]

Some startling findings emerged from Minnesota University this past week, suggesting that orange juice sold in cardboard cartons is hazardous to the tiny organs responsible for hearing, located in the inner ear. The findings are the result of a three month study conducted by graduate student Matt Green, in which he investigated the formation of a toxin known as 1,2,1 trimethylchlorozene, or abbreviated as TMCZ. TMCZ, harmful even in small doses, is destructive to the inner ear and the the pathway connecting it with the brain, known as the auditory nerve.

The data comes as a shock to chemists, toxicologists, and consumers alike. Green, when interviewed regarding his findings, remarked, "I was shocked to learn that it [TMCZ] could form under those conditions. I've only seen the textbook example of TMCZ systhesis, which ordinarily takes place at over 840 degrees Fahrenheit."

Green's study uncovered the possibility of TMCZ synthesis at room temperature and below, as coming from the most unlikely source under a set of abnormal conditions. Matt described this as, "an odd occurence, that the glue from the cardboard carton was reacting with an antioxidant in orange juice to form TMCZ. What none of us expected was that citric acid was the catylist. No wonder we couldn't have predicted this result before the experiment."

The glue used in the manufacture of cardboard milk cartons, along with an antioxidant found in oranges, will form TMCZ. This TMCZ formation takes place at a moderate pace, but still, enough TMCZ is formed on average to cause hearing loss after prolonged exposure. Since the TMCZ is the result of a chemical reaction between an orange juice enzyme and the cardboard glue, orange juice is still safe and healthy when packaged in plastic containers. All consumers are urged by health experts, as well as Green and his research team, to discontinue use and purchase of all cardboard orange juice containers. Health experts urge individuals who have extensively used cardboard containers in the past schedule a simple hearing test to assess any potential damage.


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Regime|Life 12-05-2004 03:53 AM

im sorry but,


Squeeky 12-05-2004 03:53 AM

Fucking awesome Idea :cool:

Kato 12-05-2004 03:53 AM

[QUOTE=Regime|Life]im sorry but,

I expected better from you.

CG 12-05-2004 03:54 AM

Dibs on threeway with the Olsen twins.

SimJoe 12-05-2004 03:54 AM

sounds like a good idea... get to work :)

wizzfish 12-05-2004 03:54 AM

once my exams are done i would wish to participate in this because i like lying.

but right now i cannot afford to waste such precious time.

bwahahaha, i like procrastinating. but seriously on my christmas holidays i'll do this.

thealmightysp0rk 12-05-2004 03:55 AM

dibs on g :drool:

Regime|Life 12-05-2004 03:55 AM

[QUOTE=g]I expected better from you.[/QUOTE]


I'll read it in the morning, I swear!

Veonik 12-05-2004 03:55 AM

Good plan.

penco 12-05-2004 03:55 AM

in general Allnighte

Kato 12-05-2004 03:56 AM

[QUOTE=sp0rk]dibs on g :drool:[/QUOTE]

helpmemister 12-05-2004 03:56 AM

[QUOTE=Wizzfish]once my exams are done i would wish to participate in this because i like lying.

but right now i cannot afford to waste such precious time.

bwahahaha, i like procrastinating. but seriously on my christmas holidays i'll do this.[/QUOTE]

Good thing you're on genmay spamming.

Fuck I have a physics final this monday :(

thealmightysp0rk 12-05-2004 03:57 AM

in all seriousness i would love to help out with this mayhem, just tell me what i can do and i'll do it

synaesthesia 12-05-2004 03:57 AM

i am SO in :cool:

and on the first page of what will surely be history :)

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