Scientific Proof That Not Only Is Double-Dipping Gross, It’s Also Unhealthy As Hell

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Anyone who has watched Seinfeld with any regularity knows how George Constanza feels about double-dipping. It’s an affront to all of his sensibilities.

It’s also how many of us in the real world feel about double-dipping, but until now it was just that, a feeling.

Now, thanks to SCIENCE we know that not only is double-dipping vile and disgusting it also spreads germs like you wouldn’t believe.

Don’t believe me? How does this sound?

From Professor of Food Science, Paul Dawson

“Anywhere from hundreds to thousands of different bacterial types and viruses live in the human oral cavity, most of which are harmless. But some aren’t so good. Pneumonic plague, tuberculosis, influenza virus, Legionnaires’ disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are known to spread through saliva, with coughing and sneezing aerosolizing up to 1,000 and 3,600 bacterial cells per minute.

With that in mind, there may be a concern over the spread of oral bacteria from person to person thanks to double-dipping. And a person doesn’t have to be sick to pass on germs. If you detect double-dippers in the midst of a festive gathering, you might want to steer clear of their favored snack. And if you yourself are sick, do the rest of us a favor and don’t double-dip.”

Need more proof? WE HAVE A GRAPH!!

So the next time someone gives you the stinkeye for double-dipping a chip at a party, you’ll know that it’s because you obviously just don’t give a damn about humanity.

H/T UPROXX via Death and Taxes

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