Mike Matei / December 3rd, 2014
You Know What’s Bullshit!? – Water – Episode 30
Drinking water in public. You either have too many choices, or too little.
December 3, 2014 at 11:18 am
That must be a regional thing. Here in Texas, concerts, festivals, conventions, all have a wide range of water choices. And the minerals added to Desani are not harmful at all. In fact, they’re good for you. You need KCL, MgSO4 and NaCl. Those are just inorganic salts.
December 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm
I agree, here in Western Pennsylvania Coke and Pepsi seem to split most of the market. so mostly what i see out here is Dasani, Aquafina, and the local brand “Deer Park”.
December 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm
In addition to that, a small amount of salt added to water actually helps your body retain the water.
December 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm
Oh it is harmful, you ignorant fool. Did you know that that stuff is considered h3o until it sits under uv light for weeks till its fit to drink. Then you have all the chemicals that leech out of the bottle. Spring water doesn’t have that problem except for the bottle.
December 11, 2014 at 5:29 pm
Obvious idiotic troll is obvious. And an idiot.
December 3, 2014 at 11:21 am
I’m surprised water fountains aren’t on here.
January 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm
I think he was on the topic on bottle water, not water in general. < Did I spell that right?
December 3, 2014 at 11:22 am
Move to finland and forget bottled water.
December 3, 2014 at 11:24 am
Dude, the public water utility companies add fluoride to the tap water. There’s a whole controversy over it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy
December 4, 2014 at 10:22 am
Oh no, the public might end up with better teeth. What will we do? Head for the hills folks!
December 5, 2014 at 9:47 am
The whole point to add fluoride was to promote better oral health. But this was before fluoride was in toothpaste. There’s simply no reason to continue to add it to the public water. The only reason, I believe, it is still added to the water is to support the major chemical companies that produce and supply it to the public utilities…namely Dupont.
December 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm
i live in brooklyn, new york. we have the nation’s #1 tap water for cleanliness and taste. yes flouride is added to it but i have no health problems. been drinking it for 30 years. and i drink about 1.5 gallons a day and 2 gallons to 2.5 on workout days. i will NEVER buy water as long as i am here in the city. plenty of places have water fountains at stores or at public parks.
December 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm
the chemicals fluorine and chlorine are toxic, can accumulate over long periods of time, and have no place being in our public water supply.
stop depending on eugenicists and lobbyists at the EPA and FDA to tell you that natural water isn’t good for you.
even something as simple as ‘citric acid’ on an ingredient label can be incredibly deceptive. http://www.nutritionalanarchy.com/2014/04/14/citric-acid-comes/
February 16, 2016 at 6:33 pm
Chorine GAS (Cl2), is toxic. Aqueous Cloride IONS, (Cl-), on the other hand, are needed by the body for proper neuron function. Excess Cl- ions are found primarily in plasma and are filtered extremely efficiently by the kidneys when in excess. They are the OPPOSITE of a “cumulative” toxin. Also citric acid is citric acid, no matter where it comes from.
Don’t depend on Internet click-bait like “NutritionalAnarchy” to explain these details though. They don’t care about your health nearly as much as they care about generating traffic, and shocking (but unsupported) claims are far more effective than the ACTUAL science. As a rule of thumb, if a health article has no NIH citations, it’s not worth reading.
December 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm
fluoride is a drug, and does nothing for your teeth. If you think its ok in the water you are a fool.
December 3, 2014 at 11:25 am
Just cause you’re like “Okay I can’t decide between Desani or Poland Spring.”
December 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Aquafina is the one I hate the most. What is up with that aftertaste it gives you??
December 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Damn fuckin’ right it is!
December 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Many cellular processes are thankful for the additions of those basic chemical compounds. They’re pretty essentially actually to human survival and when you clean water up and remove them, you end up with distilled or deionized water which does not hydrate the body very well.
“Potassium is vital in the human body, and oral potassium chloride is the common means to replenish it, although it can also be diluted and given intravenously. It can be used as a salt substitute for food, but due to its weak, bitter, unsalty flavor, it is usually mixed with ordinary table salt (sodium chloride) for this purpose to improve the taste.”
December 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm
What this guys says.
If you want to make a Bullshit about water why not focus on what an absolute waste bottled water is when people use it instead of their home faucets.
Fiji water for example. It’s water actually from Fiji. At least there’s truth in the name but imagine all that waste in materials and energy to transport 9000+ miles a resource that can be found in your own sink.
December 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm
You must just live in a Dasani town.
Here there’s Aquafina all over the place.
Though that last part seems more like an anti-Coke rant.
I remember hearing like 10 years ago or something, Coke proposed putting a thermometer in their vending machines to automatically jack up the price in hotter weather. Luckily that BULLSHIT idea never made it out.
December 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm
coca cola did something like this with draining local groundwater in india:
January 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm
That must suck!\
December 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Also… your store has evian?
Is the pricing on that as bullshit as their website suggests? ($7 for one bottle?!)
December 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Oh James I love you, but hearing you complain about the chemicals in water hurt… alot. Almost every water you drink has such salts in them. They are natural and come from the water running through the ground. Also it’s healthy to have a certain concentration of salts in the water you drink (because of the osmotic pressure in your body). Basically it’s the same reason you shouldn’t drink salt water except in the opposite direction (it’s a bit abstract I know).
I know these videos are meant as fun and not to be taken too serious and please don’t misstake this as me yelling or complaining. I just wanted to clarify some misconceptions. Also I fully agree on the monopolizing of water supply by private companies. That shit is creepy!
December 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm
Yeah, but do you really need minerals added for taste?
December 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm
No you really don’t 🙂 On that regard I agree with James.
December 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm
You can always try it out yourself. Have a taste test of distilled water vs bottled/faucet water.
December 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm
Humans like the taste of minerals in water. Do we NEED beds to sleep on instead of cots, or a washing machine instead of a river and a stick? No, but it’s more comfortable.
January 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm
No. ITS WATER, GODDANGIT!
December 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm
Damn, Im glad I dont live in the USA, that sounds really ridiculous. But there is also another water by CocaCola, isnt there? Bonaqua, or doesnt it exist anymore?
December 3, 2014 at 1:27 pm
Bonaqua still exists in Europe, at least in Germany, but I don´t know about the USA.
December 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm
Your bullshit is awesome! I can´t agree more!
December 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm
Sorry to get political, but bottled water is SOOOO bad for the environment. Most municipal water is totally fine and legit to drink. All that plastic is the biggest waste of energy and resources (and money)!!!
December 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm
And the bullshit part is the water bottle companies act like they care about the environment soooo much.
Wow, 10% less plastic! You must care so badly. Here’s an idea, how about stop making them! That’d be 100% less plastic.
I have a 1 liter refillable water bottle that I fill with filtered water at home. It is filtered strictly for taste, since I know tap water is perfectly safe. But it’s very inexpensive.
December 3, 2014 at 2:13 pm
That has to be local only though; I’ve never heard about Dasani at all! I don’t even see that much Ciel, which is Coca-Cola’s bottled water where I live, that much over here. I remember doing an experiment in college where we found that water for babies has the least amount of sodium, but I dunno what could happen if you only drank that.
December 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm
Even tho I agree with you I gotta play devil’s advocate for a moment; at least Coca Cola brought back Surge.
December 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm
They did?!?!?! Recently?
December 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm
Googled it. So glad I read your post. I used to drink Surge like it was water as a kid. Annoying you have to order it, but sweet regardless.
December 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm
that’s basic water stuff… you need salt and minerals in it to actually have the hydration effect. You know… Electrolytes… The fact that we PAY for water is more bullshit than anything else. People should bring their own bottles and use tap water.
December 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm
What more shit is really hard shitty public water where I live. The water is so bad it can a kill a plant in few hours. Safest thing to do is buy bottle water here or if you want to make yourself sick go ahead put the water in your body.
December 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm
They do take our air and basically re-sell it as a product that isn’t at all good for you or others around you.
December 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm
Unless I’m really thirsty with no chance of re-hydration for a long time, I will not buy bottled water. Paying for something that is readily available otherwise is bullshit!
December 3, 2014 at 5:35 pm
Hehe, there is so much more you could have said about water. For instance, you talked about concerts, but where I live, in the vast majority of concerts I go, I’m not allowed to bring water in. So either I finish the night completely dehydrated, or I have to pay for water in the venue at ridiculous prices and lose my placement in the crowd. Such bullshit. Another thing you could have talked about is how most of the water on earth isn’t even drinkable, or how easily water gets spoiled just by adding the tiniest amount of anything in it. How water comes out either freezing cold or boiling hot out of the shower, how water randomly falls on us as rain every now and then and makes everything muddy and miserable, etc…
December 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm
Ha, sucks to be American. Luckily I live in the UK where even though you still get bottled water but you don’t need to. You can purify regular tap water with a Brita Filter Kettle and then put it in the fridge so you will always have nice fresh cold water.
In America for some sad stupid reason thought it be a good idea to put Chlorine in tap water, just why??? When I last had a bath in America, it felt horrible and stinky. It really baffles me, America is a rich country just like the UK yet you fail at having clean quality tap water… *facepalm*
December 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm
It really depends on where you live. Some places have great tap water (where my grandmother lives, the tap water is soft and tasty) other places are crap, and some places don’t get public water at all. Like where I live (in the middle of bumfuck nowhere in Pennsylvania), we get water from a well…which means we don’t have a water bill, but we absolutely need to have our own filter. The water is very hard and sulfuric, and there have been times when the filter broke, which meant trying to take a shower while surrounded by the smell of rotten eggs. Even with the filter working now the water is still hard, so it tends to dry out my skin, and the taste sucks.
December 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm
I believe sodium is needed to help your body absorb water. That’s why active people require salt tablets. It’s for your muscles. But damn, I love your shows!!!
December 3, 2014 at 6:17 pm
When I’m at the store, I’m always confused as to which water to buy: Distilled water or Drinking water.
December 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm
Haha James, you need some salt in order to hydrate properly.
There isn’t enough salt in that water to prevent hydration, if there were it would taste like, well like salt water!
No salt is just as bad as too much salt in your diet.
December 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm
Yea, but most people already have way more sodium in their bodies than they need. For example, Americans on average consume 3,436 mg of sodium a day. Your body only needs between 150 mg and 500 mg daily. There’s no need to get even more excess sodium from water.
December 9, 2014 at 4:39 am
Both potassium and sodium are used in hydration. That’s why that bottle James complained about had them. As you can see, there are many choices and there are companies that have only pure water if you so desire. It is a silly complaint and not the big deal James was making it out to be. It is a GOOD thing to have many choices available.
It is not strange or bizarre or inappropriate for some bottled waters to have sodium and potassium added. Period.
December 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm
My dad’s been working for Coca-Cola for like 40yrs so all I drink is Dasani water
Well their goes any adds from coke you were looking to get lol
December 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm
Am I the only one who got this banner ad above the video? : https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15940808992_267093c650_o.png
December 3, 2014 at 7:13 pm
Hi james, i made a tribute to you. Enjoy! 🙂
December 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm
I’ll have you know that they do this so that you’ll buy more water. Just like the little sugar or sweetener they add to the food so that you get hungry a little later and buy more to eat. So, just a touch of salt to the water, you drink you may be satisfied just then, but then you get thirsty quite quickly afterwards and buy more. Ingenious marketing!
December 9, 2014 at 4:43 am
No. Learn a bit about how your body hydrates. Both sodium and potassium are needed. Without both, our bodies couldn’t even use the water we drink.
December 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm
December 3, 2014 at 8:23 pm
Coca-Cola also is responsible for supporting murder, rape, and torture of union members in their Guatemala City bottling plant. See The Coca-Cola Case (2009).
December 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm
Lose the mask.
December 3, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Bottled water is a big rip off! There has been many studies on bottle water. Dasani is notorious for being worse that tap water, because there isn’t any regulation on bottled water. It come straight off the tap at most bottle distilleries!!! Some of the best water filters are called the Berky. You can google search all of this information about water. And the biggest poison that is coming to light is no other the Sodium Fluoride! Discovered by the Nazi’s to low IQ to make humans more docile! Again all of this info is now public knowledge now!
December 3, 2014 at 9:33 pm
The best part about this video is that I got an ad for a water purifier before it. How appropriate.
December 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm
Ingredients- (water)! Lmfao James
December 3, 2014 at 11:40 pm
NOPE! Dasani are not in Poland, instead we got ARCTIC or diffrent minor brands like umm Cisowianka ;D.
December 3, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Even more important is the fact that of all the different brands of bottled water I’ve had, Dasani is by far the most disgusting shit I’ve ever consumed. Water shouldn’t have a taste, and why the hell are they adding shit “for taste” when the taste it adds is just nasty. If I absolutely have to drink bottled water, I’ll stick with Nestle.
December 3, 2014 at 11:52 pm
Hurray for period blood!
December 4, 2014 at 12:15 am
I have been thinking this forever and finally someone is saying it!!
December 4, 2014 at 1:13 am
As far as I know in Chemistry is that Magnesium Sulfate is a mineral that’s commonly found in tap water and Postassium Chloride is actually something that actually keeps you alive as well as sodium chloride, but that only goes further into detail in biology with enzymes and metabolism.
December 4, 2014 at 1:17 am
Also while I’m at it. Here in the San Fernando Valley we do have Dasani, but most of our vending machines carry Aquafina instead.
December 4, 2014 at 3:23 am
Haha, I click my link to your site and this video’s title just made my day! Now to watch the video.
December 4, 2014 at 4:40 am
When you’re dehydrated you’re lacking salts and sugars just as much as water itself, without them your body can’t absorb the liquid effectively and so drinking it is a waste of time.
Still fuck Coca Cola are their monopoly though!
December 4, 2014 at 10:56 am
Coca cola actually used even water to sell their stuff around the globe,and i can tell them one thing.I isn’t water if they filled it up with something else,they also put that ingriedient inside to make you thirsty again for have go for more thats all.
December 4, 2014 at 11:21 am
A wise man the bullshit man
December 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm
I was disappointed with this episode. There are a lot of things that ARE bullshit about bottled water. How about the cost? Like $3.50 for a bottle at events, but even the $1.50 or so is a huge rip-off. Tap water is a better deal, and tap water is overseen by MORE safety agencies than bottled water and has to meet higher standards.
Or how about the way they’re always trying to “help” the environment by promoting recycling? Wow! Way to try and alleviate the problem you’re directly causing! How generous.
Minerals, though? James. There are no pure water sources in nature. None of the water bottles on the shelf are pure water. Not even the ones that say “spring water” as their only ingredient. Where do you think spring water comes from? Yeah, that’s right. Underground. Sure are a lot of minerals underground.
The only pure water at the store is distilled water. It’s the only water considered chemically pure enough for use as coolant or in a laboratory. But it tastes like ass! That’s because all natural water sources have contaminants. Minerals, organic matter (Coca Cola helpfully omits the Giardia), animal piss, whatever. Your tap water at home has minerals. Not added in carefully measured amounts for optimal taste, but in whatever leaches out of the copper (probably) pipes it takes on the way there. Well water has tons of minerals. Ours had a high amount of iron. Sometimes it left yellow/orange stains on surfaces over a large period of time. It’s perfectly safe.
No, adding less than a dietary amount of sodium does not make you more thirsty. In fact, it is dangerous to consume large amounts of water without also consuming those solutes such as sodium and potassium that are prevalent in the blood and needed by your body.
Oh no, not ELECTROLYTES!? Those bastards.
Please James, irrational consumer fear of anything they can’t pronounce is at an all-time high right now. And it’s bullshit. You’re smarter than that. I hate to see you contributing to it.
December 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm
you’re a delusional idiot and wasting everybody’s time.
here’s an example of a lead you might want to use to get a clue: http://www.nutritionalanarchy.com/2014/04/14/citric-acid-comes/
your faith in the establishment to manufacture nature in the laboratory for you has become a fucking religion. fuck you.
December 4, 2014 at 8:40 pm
THis is Citric Acid. Its chemical formula is C6H8O7. Now, tell me if that’s Citric Acid from an orange or from Aspergillus Niger?
Oh, that’s right. You can’t. Citric Acid is Citric Acid whether it comes out of an orange or out of your ass.
You are the one following the quasireligion here. You probably just blindly believe that everything that comes from a lab is bad, and everything that comes from nature is good. Fuck me? No, fuck you, you stupid crunchy.
December 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm
You are right James! Let’s all stop drinking those cola shits
December 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm
WTF? Haven’t you already banned that POS Dasani water? It was banned here a few years ago since the public health ministry found it’s additives cancerous for the human being!
December 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm
Sodium ions help the body retain water…sodium is put in water so that you don’t end up just pissing out without letting your body actually absorb it lol…it’s also a negligible amount which means there is just enough to help the kidneys retain the fluid lol, don’t worry, it’s okay!
December 4, 2014 at 9:45 pm
you know whats bullshit ? towels and pillows that are only used as decoration
December 4, 2014 at 9:55 pm
There’s news reports that San Diego is recycling sewage water into drinking water!
December 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm
Hey James…I hate to say this, but you actually need those salts and minerals in your water for it to be healthy. Drinking distilled water for long periods of time is very detrimental on the body and will lead to an electrolyte imbalance that’s potentially life threatening. Those added salts are not bullshit.
What *IS* bullshit is PAYING the outrageous price for bottled water when you can get the same shit from the tap for pennies or even free. Bottled water is more expensive than gasoline. That’s insane.
Penn and Teller did a great episode of “Bullshit” on bottled water that I highly recommend you watch (you probably already have which is why you’re doing your take on it).
December 5, 2014 at 3:52 am
Water is bullshit, but not at all for the reasons you are mentioning. We used to have stellar public utilities and the water coming out of your tap was the cleanest purest water you could get. Not only that but because it was processed in bulk… it was the cheapest water you could get, literally pennies for several gallons.
But people stupidly wanted lower taxes, which means these public water systems went into the private sector and …well… privatization has made water undrinkable in most states.
So now instead of having nearly free, public water that literally came out of a faucet in your home, we have to drive miles to a store and pay a lot of money for water not to mention the cost on the environment with all that shipping and all that plastic.
Oh and you are totally wrong about the added ingredients. Dasani is coke without the coke. The standards to make a soft drink is so strict that Dasani is more pure than most spring waters taken directly from the spring. Those added minerals and salts are naturally occurring.
December 5, 2014 at 7:13 am
Actually little bit sodium makes water absord faster in ur system. That’s why it’s there.
December 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm
I like Aquafina, it doesn’t have anything added to it. BTW does anyone know how long it takes for items to be restocked in the ScrewAttack store, I keep checking to see if the Board James hat and DVD are gonna be put back up but I have this feeling it won’t be before Christmas or New Years.
December 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm
and thats why im damn happy to have an endless watersupply where i live
December 6, 2014 at 1:07 am
I drink from the tap. Do it in front of my shocked co-workers and family as they gasp as I drink the ‘unclean’ water. I’m fucking tired of this bottled water BUUUUULLSHIT!
December 6, 2014 at 2:00 am
I used to think selling bottled water was pretty stupid, but in the town I live in now, the tap water is fucking disgusting. Seriously, you can take a glass of tap water from any residence in this county, hold it up to the light, and see small, white flakes floating in it. Some say its natural minerals in the water. Others claim it is pieces of toilet paper that made it through the purification process. Either way, the water is fucking horrible and is, therefore, BULLSHIT!
December 6, 2014 at 2:45 am
I only drink 1 glass of water a year. I’ve managed to stay hydrated for 16 years on nothing but coffee & I’ve only recently started drinking milk.
December 6, 2014 at 8:28 am
Don’t like Dasani? Try a drink called Perfectly Clear (if you can find it in the US – it’s popular in Europe), try Frizzante, try Volvic, try Aqua Splash. In all seriousness, though… I never liked natural water (bad memories of being forced to drink it as an alternative to fizzy drinks or even squash – fucking SQUASH!), and I most likely never will.
December 6, 2014 at 10:51 am
I live in Austria, near the Alps and here in no such thing as “bottled water”. Water is a good that is free for all, and we don’t add any chemicals or something. I can’t believe that happens in the USA. People would go on a rampage here if that happens to something essential like water. Everybody here drinks the water right out of the water-tap. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the restaurant or somewhere else.
December 7, 2014 at 5:48 am
Hello Bullshitman ! I rarely have put comments on the website, but i have been following videos from my shadows. 😉
Here, we have a Dasani invasion problem, but that’s not the only one, and probably not even the worst one. Nestlé as at least 9 different water brands despite having grown big before having any interest in it, and goest as far as drying and causing sickness in african villages by pumping from their natural water reservoirs.
My point is, water brand is a LOT more than a bullshit problem, it’s a very serious ethic problem that needs a very serious look at it. Though i do agree, mentionning it as a bullshit problem is a good start. Thanks for the video. 🙂
December 8, 2014 at 9:36 am
Bottled water is most definitely bullshit. Ya think Coca-Cola is bad? Nestle takes the cake for the biggest bullshitter when it comes to water.
December 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm
The additives in the Dasani water are electrolytes.
December 24, 2014 at 7:42 am
They already add chemicals to the air we breathe. Everybody does, actually. [Farts] See? I just did.
December 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm
Only a fool buys bottled water.
December 29, 2014 at 7:07 pm
I am no fool because frankly I swear I get sick from faucet water while I don’t get sick from bottled water. However there are some bottled waters I do and other people try to avoid. Also from my understanding AQUAFINA is widely around like DASANI. Also AQUAFINA seems better than DASANI too.
December 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm
This is why I live my home city Calgary, 100% clean tap water!
May 24, 2015 at 8:57 am
I have never even heard of a bottled water named Dasani before, let alone having seen such water been sold anywhere. So, I could name a movie theatre where it is not sold, James.
February 18, 2016 at 10:16 pm
May 7, 2016 at 11:05 am
To be fair, salt helps your body retain water, so it being there actually helps hydrate you more. If you become dehydrated, the WHO recommends you drink this:
World Heath Organization/UNICEF Oral Rehydration Fluid
1 liter water (obviously, this should be disinfected)
10 g (2 teaspoons) sugar
2.5 g (1/2 teaspoon) salt
2.5 g (1/2 teaspoon) baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Avoiding water or any food or drink for that matter, because it has “Chemicals” in it, is really not necessary. People treat the word “chemcial” as if it means “poison”, but in reality, almost everything you have ever eaten and will ever eat, contains chemcials that serve a purpose for the product. People should just chill a little about this kind of thing.
May 22, 2016 at 4:41 pm
Dasani is what Satan would drink if he ran out of goat urine.
July 23, 2016 at 3:54 am
Dude sodium is NECESSARY for HYDRATION! if anything pure water would rinse you out if you drank it all the time!!!!!
September 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm
Wait a fuck, potassium chloride? That’s what they inject into convicted murderers to execute them.
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