Study: Kingdom’s Drinking Water Contaminated With Dangerous Levels of Lovesick Maidens Drowning in the Throes of Heartbreak
Fie on our water!
A recent study from the Royal Magistrate of Streams, Springs, and Wells hath shown that much of the Kingdom’s drinking water ist contaminated with dangerous levels of lovesick maidens slowly slipping under, drowning in the throes of heartbreak.
“Normal MDTH (Maidens Drowning in the Throes of Heartbreak) levels are 0.01-0.05 maidens per stream. What we’re looking at now is a potentially fatal but emotionally stirring 0.3-0.4 maidens per stream,” wrote lead researcher Rennis Wellwatcher. “We’re still investigating what types of heart-rending tragedies and failed courtships may have led to such sorrowful numbers.”
Experts say these “forever chemicals” will ne’er go away because, for better or worse, love’s grip on the heart is eternal.
“What sad fate led these fair maidens to their watery deaths?” the study pondered. “Perhaps they threw themselves from the bough of an overhanging sycamore tree, representing the precipitous fall from the arms of their former lover. Or perhaps they waded slowly into the river as the cold waters enveloped their body, just as the cold grip of love once enveloped their innocent heart.
“We’re still running tests to determine which is the case.”
Many concerned denizens hath volunteered to clean up our polluted waterways, throwing themselves into the waters to rescue any maidens whose hearts may yet love again.
“Just yestereve I thrust mineself into a lough and wrapped mine arms around a lovesick lady drowning there, kissing her frantically in a vain attempt to get the MDTH levels down. And also to marry her,” spake Sir Hadward, who works full tyme as a hopeless romantic. “Alas, she was already dead, so I married her sister instead.”
Side effects of imbibing these contaminated waters include cholera, dysentery, and pondering the fleeting nature of love and the inevitability of death.
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