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To think that adding sugar to the water supply is an INSANE idea?

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Cozy9 Thu 15-Nov-12 09:52:02

www.cbc.ca/thisisthat/blog/2012/11/07/texas-town-adds-sugar-to-water-supply-to-encourage-residents-to-drink-more-water/

This is the most stupid thing I've ever heard. People in the town of Talon, Texas, were not drinking much tap water, so the town officials decided to add sugar to the supply. 4 tablespoons of sugar in an 8oz cup sounds like a hell of a lot to me, surely it will make the towns obesity rate soar?

VirginiaDare Thu 15-Nov-12 09:57:06

I don't believe that for a minute.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 15-Nov-12 09:58:36

It's a hoax.

PoppadomPreach Thu 15-Nov-12 09:58:42

I actually can't believe it. I reckon it's a hoax? If not, it seems utterly incredible - obesity and rotting teeth galore!?

GretaGip Thu 15-Nov-12 09:59:45

I don't believe it either. 8oz is probably a mug size.

Imagine 4 tablespoons of sugar in your tae.

I don't think it could actually be absorbed into the water at thar level.

BRANdishingMistletoe Thu 15-Nov-12 09:59:46

That has to be a wind up surely. Drinking is a very tiny proportion of water use, even where people drink a lot of water, I doubt there's enough sugar in all of Texas to add 4 tbs for every 8oz of water to the general water supply. Also, how on earth would people be able to shower effectively, or wash their clothes? How would diabetics be able to control their blood sugars?

OnTheRoad Thu 15-Nov-12 10:01:08

hoax, here's another great one from them.
www.cbc.ca/thisisthat/blog/2012/10/24/new-list-ranks-canadians-as-the-most-unattractive-people-in-the-world/

BRANdishingMistletoe Thu 15-Nov-12 10:01:39

X-post with OldLadyClearlyKnowsQuiteALot grin

seeker Thu 15-Nov-12 10:01:49

Gotcha!

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