Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Are you like George on Seinfeld? or more like me (and probably Jerry)

I wanted to make sure you all heard the breaking news:

According to researchers, double dipping chips allows bacteria to get in your dip.

I knew it! I am so glad these researchers spent their money so wisely to prove to all I am not a germ-a-phobe without good reason. Like they said, "If you wouldn't kiss someone, you shouldn't double dip with them."

In all seriousness, did any one not have this figured out already?

Anyway, I read this in the newspaper as well as saw it on the news. I wish I knew where the link was. Here is a related one that talks about just how much bacteria from each dip (100+) and also debunks the 5-second rule
Also, has anyone ever felt like a complete jerk for being the one who opposes such practices of germ transfer? I am opposed to double dipping, sharing utensils, cups, etc. However, people often act offended if I do not want to eat off the floor, share their food, etc. It seems to me that it is worse manners to force your germs on others than to politely decline to share. After dental school and learning about the thousands and thousands and thousands of germs in your mouth (over 900 different kinds), --not to mention the oral hygiene of many others, it makes me even less inclined to want partake.
Am I the only one?


nathan n rachel said...

No you are not the only one! I'm right there with you.

Abby said...

I hate double dipping, sharing utensils and drinks, etc.

But...for some reason I do subscribe to the five second rule from time to time. It makes no sense that the floor would seem less gross than someone else's mouth, but sometimes it does.

MrColtonJackson said...

your immune system is the best germ killer in the world erin... but it needs practice. I double dip all the time, and my immune system totally pwned the swine flu.

oh ye of little faith

brenna said...

I am not a group double dipper, but matt and I did see on Mythbusters the other day that there weren't really any additional germs from doing so. Which one is right?

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