Mano y Mano

"A typical hand had roughly 150 different species of bacteria living on Hand Washingit. Across 102 human hands in the study, researchers detected and identified 4,742 different bacteria species.

[Fortunately,] the vast majority of the bacteria we have on our body are either harmless or beneficial."

Also, women have a much greater variety of bacteria than do men. Full story here.

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  1. Tom says:

    It gives a whole new meaning to the idea of a helping hand.

  2. Ken says:

    To say nothing of living hand to mouth.

  3. Vicki says:

    I guess you guys thnk all this is funny. But did you notice women are coming up with the short end of the stick in this study?

    That gives a whole new meaning to the idea of a (self sensored).

  4. John Goodman says:

    More on germs. This is from Psychology Today.

  5. Devon Herrick, National Center for Policy Analysis says:

    If you’re ever in Vancouver and decide to swing by a McDonalds, you might want to avoid the one on West Marine Drive.

    The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal recently ruled that an employee there has a human right not to wash her hands at work due to a skin condition.