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How Germ Smart Are You?

Germs make me go, "Ewww." Even though I know they are everywhere, I just don't like 'em. Sure they make you stronger, but I feel pretty strong as it is. The best way to keep germs away is to be in the know, so take this quiz to see how smart you are when it comes to germs.







How Germ Smart Are You?

Which place has the most germs?

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ktacce ktacce 10 years
eww, i always thought men were the pigs.
misslarue misslarue 10 years
wow, did not know about the cell phone..
pk9000 pk9000 10 years
i kid....though i'd like to see a cell phone after a run in the autoclave....
pk9000 pk9000 10 years
autoclave it. facin8me is right - the kind and load of the pathogen is important and washing your hands with regular soap is the best way to prevent transmission.
lilv lilv 10 years
i got it right but the cell one is yucky - anyone have anytips to clean the phone
girlboy girlboy 10 years
I always sing happy birthday twice and that's exactly 30 seconds
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
1 out of 3 I am a germ dumby...
jianna jianna 10 years
I agree with facin8me. Being completely germophobic will do you absolutely no good because most bacteria won't make you sick anyway. Plus everytime you kill them you just select for even tougher bacteria anyway so it's just a self-feeding cycle.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
Yay, all 3 right!
Renees3 Renees3 10 years
YES! I got all 3 right! I'm not even a germ-o-phobe, but I try to disinfect my work desk pretty often. I work, eat, hang out here all day. gross
facin8me facin8me 10 years
I think we need to concentrate on bacteria that can make you sick and not just worry about bacteria in general. So sure, your cellphone might have more bacteria than your toilet seat, but your toilet seat has more pathogenic bacteria. The easiest ways to be "germ" smart is to wash your hands frequently with a non-antibacterial soap(!) and to cook your meat thoroughly! Also, watch out in the kitchen that you do not cross-contaminate your fresh fruits and vegetables with raw meat. Use fresh tools after your meat is cooked. Make sure your food is properly refrigerated and don't eat stuff like potato salad if it's been sitting out in the sun or out on your counter too long (even though there's vinegar in potato salad, it's not enough to inhibit bacterial growth- sh*t still grows in there!) Wash cuts well and keep them covered with antibiotic ointment and a bandage while healing to prevent infections. Do not abuse antibiotics by taking them for your acne or anytime you get a little cough...and if a doctor prescribes antibiotics for you, take the full course as directed (even if you feel better).
laurarose520 laurarose520 10 years
I got one right, but I'm not too worried about germs. I don't have time to concern myself with something that might someday eventually make me sick.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
:JAWDROP: I got all 3 wrong! They were some real shockers.
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