Regardless, I’ll trust mainstream media sources long before I’ll trust some website without any ties to anything else.
And this particular hoax dates back more than a decade. Take a look at this article written in 2007.
What’s deuterium? Not to be confused with the fictional fuel known as deutronium, it’s more commonly known as “heavy water”. It only occurs naturally in tiny amounts. The rest has to be produced artificially. You definitely can’t pump it out of the nether regions of the ocean near the islands of the Philippines.
If the source information on a local website comes from the Associated Press, it stands a good chance of being true. It still doesn’t mean it’s true, but it stands a better chance of surviving scrutiny.
I don’t know what to think. It it’s true, the Philippines will someday be a rich country. When I was looking at the mining ships out in Subic Bay, from my vantage point at the Driftwood Beach Resort, I was curious enough to ask one of my nephews about it. He works at the piers with a logistics company. He told me they were mining “red dirt”. Well, that doesn’t make sense.
They may not be mining palladium, but they’re mining something.
Why would I bring any of this up? Well, I keep seeing the same things being posted over and over on Facebook, mostly from Filipinos in the Philippines. I’ve seen posts about palladium far more often than deuterium, but I still see them about deuterium at least once every couple of months.
Some people truly are gullible.