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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Science Proves That Double-Dipping Is Saliva-licious

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2008 at 9:00 AM

It's official: double-dipping is gross. The Journal of Food Safety will publish a study this year (admittedly Seinfeld-inspired) confirming that "three to six double dips transferred about 10,000 bacteria from the eater’s mouth to the remaining dip."

Prof. Paul L. Dawson, the food microbiologist who headed the study, sums up the results nicely:

"The way I would put it is, before you have some dip at a party, look around and ask yourself, would I be willing to kiss everyone here? Because you don’t know who might be double dipping, and those who do are sharing their saliva with you."

(via The Grinder)

-- Brian Bernbaum

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