Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fun "health" facts

I was reading the Chicago Tribune last Sunday and they had a fun fact list in a sidebar that they had gotten from “The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu’ and “Germ Proof Your Kids” I thought I’d share some of them:

3 feet: the distance droplets can travel after a cough of sneeze
20 feet: the distance fecal bacteria can travel from the toilet after it’s flushed

49: the number of germs, per square inch, on a toilet seat
25,000: the number of germs, per square inch, on an office telephone

Don’t you just love cool, mostly worthless “health” facts?

So don’t lick a phone at work.
However, knowing that you have “100 billion bacteria in your mouth”, maybe you wouldn’t notice.

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