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11/04/2008 05:59 AM ID: 74521 Permalink   

Wash Your Hands, Ladies


A new study has found that women have a greater variety of bacteria on their hands than men do and that everybody in general has more bacteria than expected. A total of 4,742 species of bacteria were identified with the average hand harboring 150.

Researchers are unsure why hands of women are more bacteria prone but believe it may be related to their less acidic skin. Other possibilities are moisturizer and cosmetic applications, sweat and oil gland and hormone production and skin thickness.

Regular hand washing did not eliminate bacteria, researches note, saying that the colonies may reestablish quickly after hand washing. When asked if guys should worry about holding girls hands, a researcher quipped "I guess it depends on the girl."

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  All I need to learn, I learned from Penn & Teller  
It's safer to rub butts than it is to shake hands.
  by: Kolman   11/04/2008 06:09 AM     
More fun too.
  by: opinionated   11/04/2008 03:11 PM     
got a typo or something going on:
"...4,742 specials of bacteria..."
  by: FreakKeeper     11/04/2008 04:41 PM     
"Scientists have confirmed that yes... girls have cooties!"
  by: Trevelyan   11/04/2008 08:39 PM     
good catch, it's supposed to be species haha. Not sure how I typed that up specials.. hmmmm.

Maybe bacteria are all special in their own way ^_^
  by: vash_the_stampede     11/04/2008 08:48 PM     
  I enjoy having 4,742 species of bacteria  
placed on each and every part of my body...

  by: bbeljefe     11/05/2008 03:31 AM     
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