Don't you just hate it when the truth gets in the way of a great story? Some of biggest whoppers making the rounds these days involve the use of water for fuel. It's been said before and we'll say it again: claims of massive fuel mileage increases with these systems are false. Now, the Federal Trade Commission has gotten itself involved by taking legal action against Dutchman Enterprises LLC and United Community Services of America Inc., makers of the Hydro-Assist Fuel Cell. The company claims that its unit, which costs a little over a thousand dollars, is guaranteed to improve the fuel mileage of any gasoline-powered car by at least 50%. There's only one little problem. It won't.

According to the FTC, using this device could actually result in net loss of energy. While there is technology out there that can generate electricity from hydrogen, this so-called fuel cell is not the same thing and its use will not result in any of the astonishing claims made by its creators.

[Source: The Press of Atlantic City]