|A fact from Gasoline pill appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 18 August 2006. The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
I think something was got muddled in here. It seems to me that this sentence:
Pillai obtained 20 acres of land to cultivate his bush, but in fact it turned out that he was substituting kerosene for the liquid he claimed to have concocted by sleight of hand.
Pillai obtained 20 acres of land to cultivate his bush, but in fact it turned out that he was using sleight of hand to substitute kerosene for the liquid he claimed to have derived from the bush.
Bad Mojo 07:34, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
- User:JzG removed the following
ref name="rexresearch"> http://www.rexresearch.com/franch/franch.htm "Water to Gasoline" /ref
J. D. Redding 23:02, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
The whole paragraph about the spaceship Neptune makes little sense. It starts by describing a prediction of a clearly ludicruous event but in the last sentences seems to explain in all seriousness why the event didn't happen. Presumably this was Franch's explanation, but I'm reluctant to fix it without a reliable source. Does anyone have any source on this? bikeable (talk) 17:06, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
- I agree, it is confusing, and I can't find any reliable references on it online. Here's a copy of the material in case someone can make a case for adding it back in upong clean-up:
- "Earlier, Franch had predicted to Suburban Trib newspaper columnist Bill Geist the landing of the spaceship Neptune for 9:30 p.m. November 24, 1978 in an open farm field near Warrenville, Illinois. Over 4,000 people, including newspaper, radio and TV reporters, showed up in near-freezing temperatures to watch the skies for the ship's arrival. The Neptune, with "Cutty Sark" emblazoned on it to take advantage of a contest, would be manned by the Black Eagle Galaxy patrol, of which Franch was admiral. But his ground crew failed to show up and this prompted Neptune to abort touchdown. The commander of the Neptune, according to Franch, was afraid to set the ship down in such a crowded field without the ground crew's help -- to prevent injury to members of the public. Franch said he felt humiliated." ponyo (talk) 18:44, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Gasoline pills in MLM
Some multi-level marketing companies are selling fraudulent gasoline pills that are supposed to add more combustible energy to the engine. The pills contain a toxic ingredient found in mothballs that can make combustion less efficient. The pills have nothing to do with using water as fuel, so the opening paragraph should be changed to reflect that not all gasoline pills are marketed as something to be used in water.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:58, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
What about this new claim, German-made ‘miracle’ machine turns water into gasoline? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:12, 3 December 2014 (UTC)