Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Acid Rain Rumors (Arabian Gulf)


Gulf News [UAE]
21 April 2010

Meteorologist says acid rain e-mail and SMS is a scam

By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief

Al Ain: Do not panic or believe the contents of an e-mail or SMS that you receive predicting acid rain in the Arabian Gulf. [...]

The false alert says the acid rain will fall during April 20 and April 28. The message says, "Be careful: There is a possibility of acid rain from 20th to 28th of this month. The dark circle appeared around the moon on 17th of last month and this was an indication of an acid rain. Apparently, this happens once in 750 years. It rains normally but it may cause skin cancer if you expose yourself to it. This is coming from Nasa, warn your family and friends." [...]