- Researchers tested samples from palms of 51 students for bacteria DNA.
- They identified 4,742 species of bacteria overall; only 5 of which were on every hand
- The average hand harbored 150 species of bacteria
- Left and right hands of same person shared only about 17 percent of same bacteria
And the silliness..
Doc said "Oh no, another study to prove something we already know... that girls are gross."
"Ummm, honey, its reported that a man's hands can not support the life of some bacteria because of the acidity there."
Doc replies "They said girls have more germs of their hands and men's hands have acid... And that is COOL!"
I made sure to hold and rub his hand before he left. Did I ever tell you that Doc is germ phobic.