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(Some Guy)   Finally, science comes through to answer the question for the ages: Does your dog's mouth have more germs than yours?   (scienceline.org) divider line 22
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2008-04-21 10:30:30 PM
*yawn^*
 
2008-04-21 10:36:24 PM
Personally, I don't lick my own balls or ass, so I'm gonna have to go with 'yes'.

/certainly not for lack of trying
 
2008-04-21 10:53:13 PM
No mention of Myth Busters, yet?
 
2008-04-21 10:53:48 PM
xtex: *yawn^*

Ooooops.
 
2008-04-22 12:06:24 AM
No "wants steak"?
 
2008-04-22 12:31:49 AM
I actually think this is a threepeat.
 
2008-04-22 12:39:28 AM
xtex: *yawn^*

crypticsatellite: No mention of Myth Busters, yet?

Mythbusters is not a valid citation. Neither is wikipedia.

I'm going to start citing automotive information based on what I've seen on Knight Rider.
 
2008-04-22 12:43:35 AM
It all depends. Before some of you go down on Sally Rottencrotch from the local bar, you've got to remember that smell isn't lobster.
Some things even fido won't eat.
 
2008-04-22 12:58:47 AM
Is that pre or post peanut butter?
 
2008-04-22 01:03:07 AM
when i was like 7, i was sticking my tongue out, right in my dogs face, and he licked my tongue.

we share the same germs.
 
2008-04-22 01:53:23 AM
I'm more concerned about type than quantity.

IE, dogs eat shiat, but I don't.
 
2008-04-22 06:08:58 AM
lordargent: dogs eat shiat, but I don't.

Yes, you have. It's nearly impossible to eat any food that's completely shiat-free, though quantity and type varies. Beef is one of the most feces-tainted foods Americans regularly eat, and there's a fair amount of rat feces in any baked good or bag of flour.
 
2008-04-22 09:12:10 AM
There's one pretty sure way of evening out the balance.

vetnetwork.net



/Couldn't find an animated .gif of that scene from "Something About Mary"

 
2008-04-22 09:21:38 AM
Is the Romero mobile out of service today? The answer is a big YES
Dogs eat their own crap, lick their nads, drink from the toilet,eat other animals' crap,etc. The list goes on. Just because a dog licks a wound to peel layers off it doesn't make it OK for you to do so.

BTW, dragonchild-Yes, legally you can have up to three oz of rat droppings in a hot dog, but most of that is trace amounts.
And just because it's bad for dogs doesn't mean it's bad for me. Case in point: chocolate and Coke.
 
2008-04-22 09:32:44 AM
Dr.Salvador: Case in point: chocolate hookers and Coke.

ftfm
 
2008-04-22 09:33:20 AM
They already covered this on M*A*S*H.

Next question.
 
2008-04-22 11:00:08 AM
Dr.Salvador: BTW, dragonchild-Yes, legally you can have up to three oz of rat droppings in a hot dog, but most of that is trace amounts.

I'm calling shenanigans. 3 oz. of rat poo per hot dog would almost be a casing with rat turds inside.
 
2008-04-22 11:36:25 AM
Mr. Crankypants: Dr.Salvador: BTW, dragonchild-Yes, legally you can have up to three oz of rat droppings in a hot dog, but most of that is trace amounts.

I'm calling shenanigans. 3 oz. of rat poo per hot dog would almost be a casing with rat turds inside.


Yeah, that figure was pulled entirely out of someone's ass (not entirely unlike a rat turd). 3 oz. is about twice the weight of, say, an Oscar Mayer Weiner...that's a lot of rat turds for a 1.5 oz. hot dog.
 
2008-04-22 12:45:37 PM
The Mythbuster's episode didn't go into great detail. They were actually doing it as a side experiment on the 5 second rule episode. All they did was have a dog lick a petri-dish. Not good 'nuff I say.
 
2008-04-22 02:00:49 PM
FWIW, this was my daughter's science fair experiment last year.

She inoculated four rows of agar plates - first was our beagle's, next was my mouth (I was the guinea pig), third was mine immediately after brushing my teeth, and the fourth was a control.

She made an "oven" out of cardboard & aluminum foil & a desk lamp, and kept the cultures at a steady 100 degrees for a few days, then counted the colonies.

The highest colonies were counted in the dishes from the human mouth (there were several with similar numbers). Next came the dog, then the control, then the plates from my freshly-brushed mouth (which was apparently sterilized).

Still, she was cautioned about saying for sure that a human's mouth was dirtier than a dogs... only that there was a difference... one allowed more bacteria to grow than the other (doesn't have anything to do with how much was there to start with).

The one obvious thing is that brushing one's teeth makes a HUGE difference.
 
2008-04-22 11:49:37 PM
dragonchild: Yes, you have. It's nearly impossible to eat any food that's completely shiat-free, though quantity and type varies. Beef is one of the most feces-tainted foods Americans regularly eat, and there's a fair amount of rat feces in any baked good or bag of flour.

I meant that in the less than technical sense.

IE, if you sit down to a plate of fried chicken, and someone asks you what you're eating, you'll tell them "fried chicken".

You don't list the ingredients or trace contaminants.

Whereas, if you see a dog munching on something in the litterbox, that dog is eating shiat. (but you also don't mention the litter that's probably stuck to the shiat, because in that case, the kitty litter is a trace contaminant)

Hence, dogs eat shiat, but I don't.
 
2008-04-23 10:48:19 PM
Mr. Crankypants:
I'm calling shenanigans. 3 oz. of rat poo per hot dog would almost be a casing with rat turds inside.

Whoops- I meant up to 3 oz in your average can of chili. Point still stands, though.
 
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