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An old cowboy walks into a barbershop in Moose Jaw, Wyoming for a shave and a haircut. He tells the barber he can't get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled from age. The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and tells the old cowboy to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin.
When he's finished, the old cowboy tells the barber that was the cleanest shave he'd had in years, but he wanted to know what would have happened if he had accidentally swallowed that little ball. The barber replied, just bring it back in a couple of days like everyone else does
Along with Antimatter and Dark Matter they've discovered the existence of Doesn't Matter which appears to have no effect on the universe whatsoever!
Rich Tennant 5th Wave
Ok, I am going to state the rules first. Please, only response if you have a link to actual peer reviewed research. Anecdotal comments, references from this agency said, and other informal sources not allowed ( but I bet I get them anyway)
Any one have a link to research suggesting the amount of bacteria on your hands before entering the restroom and after and various combinations of utilization (ie #1 + wash, #1 no wash, #2+wash, #2+no wash, #3)
My Google fu only yieled results that linked anecdotal evidence and not a single piece of scholarly research on the subject.
I am not debating that washing hands is not good, and I concede that public policy of asking people to wash after use is good since more hand washing with non-anti bactieral soap is good [This assumes proper technique and drying hands of course] but is their any research that proves a definitive hygienic link pre bathroom vs post.
Ie, Do your hands contain statistically significant differences of germs and other bacteria. (Not just "run the risk" which is anecdotal since I know that e. coli and other sort of bacteria can exist)