Watch out for double dippers

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Watch out for double dippers.   If you see someone dipping a half-eaten chip into the guacamole at your next party, beware" "Double-dipping" can spread cold and flu viruses and other germs. Inspired by an episode of Seinfeld in which the character George Costanza is caught double-dipping, professor Paul Dawson enlisted undergraduate students to dip a chip they'd already bitten, into bowls of chocolate syrup, cheese dip, and salsa. He found that after three to six re-dips, the students has transferred 10,000 aerobic bacteria from their mouths to the dip bowl. Of the three dips, salsa wound up with the most bacteria because it's runny consistency allowed it to drip from a dipped chip back into the bowl, Dawson tells the New York Times, "look around and ask yourself, Would you be willing to kiss everyone here?"   The Week Magazine  


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Dave Iliff
Patterson Schwartz - Hockessin, DE
Real Estate Agent in Hockessin, DE

The only thing I like to double dip is my listings!  List/Sale  Ha, ha! We must be careful out there, thanks

Jan 06, 2010 07:15 AM #1
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

George Costanza was one of the most memorable characters in television history. Now he's an inspiration for scientific experiments. What can't that man do?

Jan 06, 2010 07:19 AM #2
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