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Only in America: Must be something in the water

Tea Partiers insist that government fluoridation of water is making people stupid — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Pinellas County, Fla., will stop adding fluoride to its drinking water after complaints by anti-government activists. Dentists protested the decision, arguing that fluoridation has dramatically lowered tooth-decay rates across the U.S., but Tea Party activists said it was part of a plot by "the world government to keep people stupid."