15 Mar '11, 3am

Followers please STOP forwarding hoax emails/smses regarding the acid rain. It's a huge #sgfail. #fakestomp

Followers please STOP forwarding hoax emails/smses regarding the acid rain. It's a huge #sgfail. #fakestomp

If you have received this message via SMS or email, do not be alarmed -- the message threatening 'acid rain over Asia' is a hoax. People who received the 'warning' were told to stay indoors during the first 24 hours, close all doors and windows, and swab their necks with Betadine -- as radiation apparently hits the thyroid glands first. Experts say that there is no basis for this rumour. "The winds from Japan are moving away from us. It's not true that these winds contain acid rain." said Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Aldczar Aurelio in a radio interview. In a statement, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) also said radiation levels in the Philippine atmosphere were normal as of Monday (Mar 14) and showed “no increase” since the nuclear plants in Fukushima reported sustaining damage in their rea...

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