Blackwater, the notorious mercenary company, has changed its name to “Xe” in a rebranding effort.

As science students should be aware, Xe is the chemical symbol for Xenon. As they will recall, Xenon is an inert gas: colourless, odourless, invisible.

However, Xenon dissolves in blood and can penetrate into the brain, causing anaesthestic effects.

Will Blackwater’s change of name result in equal invisibility and political anaesthesia from the American population?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/us/14blackwater.html

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