Thursday, September 22, 2005
Kindergarten Science At Your Expense?
Men are dirtier than women. So scientists confirmed by spying in public restrooms, watching as one-quarter of men left without washing their hands.I have the bad feeling that we did pay for this. If so, I resent it bitterly.
The worst offenders were at an Atlanta Braves game.
In contrast, 90 percent of the women did wash up.
Wednesday's results mark the American Society of Microbiology's latest look at how many people take what is considered the single easiest step to staying healthy: spending 20 seconds rubbing with soap under the faucet.
I am putting "scientific studies to determine what everyone already knows" on my Porkbusters list. Rumor has it that the official scientific writeup of the results goes something like "women are sugar and spice and everything nice while men are rats and snails and puppydog tails".
I guess I'm getting cynical in my old age.
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