September 17, 2007

THE ONLY THING I LEARNED OF VALUE IN HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE CLASS....:

Study Sees Rise in Men Not Washing Hands (MARILYNN MARCHIONE, 9/17/07, AP)

The gender gap has widened when it comes to hygiene, according to the latest stakeout by the "hand washing police." One-third of men didn't bother to wash after using the bathroom, compared with 12 percent of women, said the researchers who spy on people in public restrooms. They reported their latest findings Monday at a meeting of infectious disease scientists.

Two years ago, the last time the survey was done, only one-quarter of men didn't wash, compared with 10 percent of women.


...came from our 9th grade Biology teacher, who told us: "You should wash your hands before you go to the bathroom, not after. Your equipment is in your pants and, thus, kept rather clean. But your hands are touching all kinds of stuff, all the time, that is just covered in germs and who-knows-what."

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 17, 2007 4:07 PM
Comments

George Michael's a researcher now?

Posted by: mcf at September 17, 2007 4:29 PM

Larry Craig has a wide research agenda.

Posted by: Ibid at September 17, 2007 4:42 PM

Perhaps we should then wash before and after just to be safe, unless we can be completely certain nothing splashed on the hands.

Posted by: todderchek at September 17, 2007 9:17 PM

More stuff we didn't really want to know about.

Posted by: erp at September 18, 2007 12:35 PM
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