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Time to preemptively ruin your summer! The CDC just released a new report on public POOLS, and found that in 58% of the pool water they tested . . . there was FECAL CONTAMINATION. In other words, when you jump into a pool, there's a 58% chance you're jumping into other people's feces.
All of the pools with fecal matter tested positive for E. coli. The CDC says, quote, "Swimmers frequently contaminate pool water when they have a fecal incident in the water or when feces rinse off their bodies because they do not shower thoroughly."
2% of the pools had other types of fecal bacteria that can cause diarrhea and get you sick. 59% of pools had the bacteria that can cause rashes or ear infections.
The good news is that you can probably avoid infections unless you swallow a lot of pool water or eat without washing your hands after you swim.
We've got one more note on the cesspool of bacteria surrounding you in life. We've heard things like this before, but a new study found that your PURSE has more bacteria in it and on it than your toilet.
In an effort to simplify your morning routine, the inventors at Colgate-Palmolive have filed a patent for technology for regular toothbrushes containing chemicals that would slowly be released into your mouth as you brushed.
The chemicals include:
1. Flavors like apple and lemon
2. "Capsaicin, found naturally in chile peppers," which would be used to create a warming senstation, or "a tingle, a hot or warm massage"
3. Something that causes cooling sensation (represented by a cute little snowflake)
6. Benzocaine, "to be used for pain relief from teething or gum irritation in infants or children"
7. Appetite suppressants for "for weight loss treatment"
Here's what the patent has to saw about giving warnings regarding the toothbrush's upcoming secret powers: "In each case, associated visuals may be present communicate the beneficial effect, such as the representation of a throbbing tooth for benzocaine, a human figure with a slimming waist line for the zo-caine types of medicine or an “Rx” symbol for pain relief medication."
The patches would last about three months, and would disseminate the chemicals slowly throughout that time. This new group of complicated toothbrushes could be crucial time-savers or more likely, things that cause a series of unintended consequences.
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According to a new survey, 77% of people say they look forward to taking road trips with their family or their significant other. BUT . . . they also admit that road trips almost ALWAYS lead to at least a little fighting.
Here are the top seven fights people have during road trips . . .
1. Driving skills. That includes everything from driving too slowly or tailgating, to changing lanes too much.
2. The temperature in the car.
4. Where to eat.
5. Swearing at other drivers or flipping them off.
6. The volume in the car. That includes everything from whether or not to blast the radio to the kids shouting at each other.