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Would you like ice with that?

Postby CardZeus » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 2:56 pm

"Girl, 12, proves toilet water cleaner than ice

A Florida schoolgirl won top prize with a science project proving toilet water is cleaner than ice in fast food restaurants.

Jasmine Roberts, 12, of New Tampa, tested her thoery in five local restaurants, reports Tampa Bay's 10 News.

"My hypothesis was that the fast food restaurants’ ice would contain more bacteria that the fast food restaurants’ toilet water," she said.

Jasmine says at each restaurant she flushed the toilet once, then used sterile gloves to gather samples.

She also collected ice from soda fountains and asked for cups of ice at drive thru windows. She then tested the samples at a lab.

Jasmine said: "I found that 70% of the time, the ice from the fast food restaurant's contain more bacteria than the fast food restaurant's toilet water."

Her project won the science fair at Benito Middle School, and she hopes to win the top prize at a regional science and engineering fair."

Source: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1725118.html?menu=
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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 3:00 pm

May be. But when it comes to bacteria the number is not important, it's the type of bacteria. And I rather eat ice cream with a lot of "safe" bacteria than drink water with only a few fecal coliforms...

By the way, I suppose you don't know that the number of bacteria living in your body is greater than the number of cells forming your body?
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Postby bushbride » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 3:35 pm

What do you think is the one place that has the most 'bad' bacteria?

....if your thinking bathroom, think again...

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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 3:37 pm

She must be quite bright if she is only 12

I don't think I could identify bacteria under a microscope now let alone when I was 12!

But CD has a good point, if there was no bacteria in chicken it would have no flavour at all

BB I would guess the dishcloth or tea towel in the kitchen, or maybe even the chopping board
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Postby tiki » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 3:39 pm

..the bedroom?
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Postby Baron Greenback » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 3:42 pm

.the bedroom?


:D :D

Says volumes about you tiki :) Time to change the sheets perhaps? :wink:
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Postby bushbride » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 3:42 pm

tiki wrote:..the bedroom?


Nope...

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Postby tiki » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 3:48 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:
.the bedroom?


:D :D

Says volumes about you tiki :) Time to change the sheets perhaps? :wink:



Hush BG :-#.... I guess it's a 'sheety' job but I'll get round to do it.

...well BB as long as it ain't the mouth cos that would put a lot 'working folks' out of business.
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Postby bushbride » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 4:00 pm

Well, a lot of fokes may not turn up to work after this, I was contemplatng it for at least a week

...because its your office desk!

I would have picked fridge myself :)

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Postby Spunky » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 4:03 pm

but she forgot something, ie, u can;t cool your drinks with toilet water!

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Postby Global Citizen » Fri, 17 Feb 2006 8:27 am

bushbride wrote:Well, a lot of fokes may not turn up to work after this, I was contemplatng it for at least a week

...because its your office desk!

I would have picked fridge myself :)


No kidding! I would have picked the dishwashing sponge.
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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 17 Feb 2006 9:12 am

bushbride wrote:Well, a lot of fokes may not turn up to work after this, I was contemplatng it for at least a week

...because its your office desk!

I would have picked fridge myself :)


I guess it also depends on what you do on your desk... :lol:
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Fri, 17 Feb 2006 12:50 pm

bushbride wrote:...because its your office desk!

i suppose that is conclusive evidence that work makes you sick, and is therefore bad for you and should be avoided? :wink:


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