The Dirt on Pop Sci


Quite, quite frequently, we get these mails or shares on Google Reader or random quote on some website which says that HORROR OF HORRORS, your computer keyboard has more germs on it than a HORROR OF HORRORS toilet seat.

Then everyone gasps and nervously wipes their keyboards, before forgetting all about it…. remembering only to quote it time to time.

Oh, why doesn’t anyone, ANYONE ask the difference in the lethality levels of the microbes found on a toilet seat and the ones on the keyboard? Or a banknote?

Or, for godsake, the human mouth?

There’s a difference, isn’t there, with the sort of movement the keyboard sees, and the sort of surfaces it comes in contact with? Much different from a toilet seat, isn’t there?

There’s a marked difference, isn’t there, between a strain of Botulinum and a dish full of cold viruses?

That apart, the last bit of Rakhi Ka Swayamvar is to be telecast tomorrow. I’m simply dying to watch. Oh, my, what’s happening to me, me who can’t watch a K-serial to save my life, now addicted to the pre-fixed saga of this girl living out her fantasies?

Still preoccupied with quite a few things. This post was just to stay sane. Just a few more days… and then I’ll probably be even more preoccupied. Oh, well, you know what they say…. The Reward for Hard Work Is Only More Hard Work.

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just your average books-and-music person who wants to change the world.
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2 Responses to The Dirt on Pop Sci

  1. There is no such thing as a “cold virus” for all viral organisms remain inactive until they get a host organism to infest. So if you look at it that way, a toilet seat is the same as a keyboard, a classroom bench, a pen thrown to a friend who forgot his, or that handshake between friends.. Not that I suggest anything like this though:- http://www.flyyoufools.com/does-not-shake-hands/

    Btw I got a cure for your addiction to Rakhi ka Swayamvar: The producers are planning to have seasons of this show 😛

    • wanderlust says:

      nope… there’s a difference still no? between touching something that might give you a cold and something that’ll give you something more serious?

      she got engaged. subsequent seasons will have no takers, i guess.

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