Wednesday, June 01, 2005

She's probably a science major.

Girl #1: Dammit, the hand dryer isn't working.
Girl #2: You know what? It's actually more unsanitary if you use those. They just pick the dirty air up off the floor and recycle it on your hands.

-- Women's washroom

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually...

"A full 100% of the samples taken from air inlets and 97% from nozzles contained potentially harmful bacteria."
from the Lee County Health Department (http://www.lee-county.com/healthdept/data/Dryers.htm)

i've heard several news stories on CTV and what not that say hand dryers are quite unsanitary, and if you do a simple google search you come up with tons of articles about it.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's the "picking air up off the floor" part that does it for me.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually laughed out loud

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "picks the air up off the floor" got a giggle.

The argument against hand dryers got a chuckle.

The full blown laugh came at anyone taking anything published by the "Lee County Health Department" seriously.

When the Duke boys finish with those beakers they've got plates to swab.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be true!
CTV said so, and I saw it on the interweb!

Mayo Clin Proc. 2000 Jul;75(7):705-8.

Effects of 4 hand-drying methods for removing bacteria from washed hands: a randomized trial.

...after drying by 4 different methods (cloth towels accessed by a rotary dispenser, paper towels from a stack on the hand-washing sink, warm forced air from a mechanical hand-activated dryer, and spontaneous room air evaporation)...

...These data demonstrate no statistically significant differences in the efficiency of 4 different hand-drying methods for removing bacteria from washed hands....

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=10907386&query_hl=1

10:39 AM  
Blogger harry balls said...

what the...
shut the...
Now what about the air we breath outside? We now that only about .5% of us give a fuck about anyting. to do with the health of ourselves or the planet.
wa
wa
wa
womp

9:12 AM  
Blogger harry balls said...

lick me grandma?

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NERD ALERT!

3:21 PM  

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