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(The Consumerist)   That little something extra from a cold can of soda that quenches your thirst? It's just the stenotrophomonas maltophilia, pseudomonas luteola, and staphylococcus   (consumerist.com) divider line 27
    More: Scary, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, digestive tracts, University Medical Center, microbiology  
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2013-02-07 10:29:45 AM
ZOMG WE LIVE IN A WORLD COVERED IN GERMS!!!!!!


 If you swabbed your nose or your skin you'd grow staph.  Pseudomonas/stenotrophomonus is unusual, but not really pathogenic in an otherwise healthy host.

/meh
//board certified in Immunology
 
2013-02-07 10:57:51 AM
Well, yeah.  It's what plants crave.
 
2013-02-07 10:59:42 AM
"I've got nothing. What should we do".

"Fallacious swab test panic-mongering. Always a winner."

Slow news day filler...
 
2013-02-07 11:15:13 AM

mysticcat: ZOMG WE LIVE IN A WORLD COVERED IN GERMS!!!!!!


 If you swabbed your nose or your skin you'd grow staph.  Pseudomonas/stenotrophomonus is unusual, but not really pathogenic in an otherwise healthy host.

/meh
//board certified in Immunology


^this^

Yes, you can drink water with any of these in it and not get sick. Tap water is not sterile (which is why you shouldn't use it to shoot up, boys and girls.)

Yeast? ZOMG! Remind me to stop eating bread.

Staph? They didn't even mention if it was one of the skin colonizers (coagulase-negative) or Staph aureus.

The coliforms contaminate the environment, so the E. cloacae was probably a real contaminant.

But we generally don't get sick from EATING them.

For gosh sakes, you could eat STOOL and not get sick if you have a normal immune system.

/board certified in infectious diseases.
 
2013-02-07 12:39:11 PM
OMG!  No wonder thousands have been dying from this every day!!!

What? How many?.....Never mind.
 
2013-02-07 12:47:26 PM
Mythbusters already did it.
 
2013-02-07 01:43:34 PM
I always swab subby's mom.
 
2013-02-07 01:55:12 PM

mysticcat: ZOMG WE LIVE IN A WORLD COVERED IN GERMS!!!!!!


 If you swabbed your nose or your skin you'd grow staph.  Pseudomonas/stenotrophomonus is unusual, but not really pathogenic in an otherwise healthy host.

/meh
//board certified in Immunology




Fact, shmacts. We are talking about emotion here.
 
2013-02-07 02:25:34 PM
I've wiped down my soda cans before opening and putting my lips to them ever since I saw a dog take a wizz on a bunch of cases of Coke stacked on a loading dock.
 
2013-02-07 03:31:43 PM
February 6, 2013 By Chris Morran

Spelling's a little off, but I think the sentiment is spot-on.

Seriously, stop being so farking scared of a germs. To quote our lord in Frisbee heaven, the Great Carlin, "What the fark do you think you have an immune systems for?"
 
2013-02-07 04:21:58 PM
Germs are everywhere.  Most are completely harmless.
There are also bacteria by-products in your soda as well.  The citric acid used to give tang to soda used to come from actual citrus fruit.  But chemists discovered that certain species of bacteria make citric acid.  So technically, every time you drink a soda or eat a food using citric acid, odds are, you are eating the waste byproduct of bacteria.
 
2013-02-07 04:35:55 PM
Apparently, the entire cast of House was kind enough to join us in this thread...
 
2013-02-07 05:24:52 PM
Came for slurm.

Leaving disappointed.

And thirsty.
 
2013-02-07 06:02:45 PM

un4gvn666: Apparently, the entire cast of House was kind enough to join us in this thread...


No, he's double-boarded in Nephrology and Infectious Diseases.  mysticcat and I appear to feel that one subspecialty is enough.

Plus, neither of us do brain and heart biopsies.

You wanna see a scary Petri dish?  Swab your own mouth.  One of the more memorable infections I saw was from a human bite on the penis.

/ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow
 
2013-02-07 06:03:53 PM

Fear the Clam: I've wiped down my soda cans before opening and putting my lips to them ever since I saw a dog take a wizz on a bunch of cases of Coke stacked on a loading dock.


Urine is sterile.

/TMYK.
 
2013-02-07 06:07:00 PM

lake_huron: un4gvn666: Apparently, the entire cast of House was kind enough to join us in this thread...

No, he's double-boarded in Nephrology and Infectious Diseases.  mysticcat and I appear to feel that one subspecialty is enough.

Plus, neither of us do brain and heart biopsies.

You wanna see a scary Petri dish?  Swab your own mouth.  One of the more memorable infections I saw was from a human bite on the penis.

/ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow


Technically it's Allergy and Immunology.  I did pulmonary medicine, too, but not critical care.  Never sat for my boards for that.  Long story.
 
2013-02-07 07:14:03 PM
I only get sick from assholes coughing or sneezing near me. Take you sick-ass home!

/ass-car.
 
2013-02-07 07:31:42 PM

lake_huron: Fear the Clam: I've wiped down my soda cans before opening and putting my lips to them ever since I saw a dog take a wizz on a bunch of cases of Coke stacked on a loading dock.

Urine is sterile.


It is in the bladder. It's not once it reaches the urethra.
 
2013-02-07 08:14:04 PM

lake_huron: Fear the Clam: I've wiped down my soda cans before opening and putting my lips to them ever since I saw a dog take a wizz on a bunch of cases of Coke stacked on a loading dock.

Urine is sterile.

/TMYK.


Not if the dog had a UTI and that's why it was pissing on the cases. I had a cat that had a UTI and pissed into a bowl of popcorn on the kitchen table to let us know he was hurting when he was squirting.
 
2013-02-07 08:23:25 PM

lake_huron: Urine is sterile.

/TMYK.


So you wouldn't mind if a stranger came over and pissed on your dinner at a restaurant?  You'd still eat it?   Answer honestly.  If you do mind, then why even make a comment about someone else not wanting to drink dog piss?

/TMYK
 
2013-02-07 11:07:41 PM
Didn't the Mythbusters do a segment where they disproved that you can die from a dirty soda can? I remember it involved rat poo...
 
2013-02-08 12:41:19 AM
Cans from 12-packs had the fewest.

Aka, hardly any at all.
 
2013-02-08 12:49:48 AM

un4gvn666: Apparently, the entire cast of House was kind enough to join us in this thread...


Then we can be sure it's not lupus.
 
2013-02-08 05:35:38 AM

YodaBlues: February 6, 2013 By Chris Morran

Spelling's a little off, but I think the sentiment is spot-on.

Seriously, stop being so farking scared of a germs. To quote our lord in Frisbee heaven, the Great Carlin, "What the fark do you think you have an immune systems for?"


This.

I also hate people who act like eating something like a sandwich that's been sitting out in a cold room for half a day will kill you.

And, less relevant but: I REALLY hate people who seem to think we need to and SHOULD take random "supplements" to boost our immune systems. Just got diagnosed with autoimmune problem #2. "More" isn't always better.

/narcolepsy & bum thyroid
 
2013-02-08 05:37:19 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: un4gvn666: Apparently, the entire cast of House was kind enough to join us in this thread...

Then we can be sure it's not lupus.


Look, we KNOW it's lupus, we SAW the dog piss on the cans in the intro, ok?
 
2013-02-08 05:38:06 AM

doloresonthedottedline: bum thyroid


Well THERE's your problem. It's always about location location location.
 
2013-02-08 05:40:00 AM

StoPPeRmobile: I only get sick from assholes coughing or sneezing near me. Take you sick-ass home!

/ass-car.


... reread this sentence for hilarity.

Don't be near an asshole when it is emiting anything. Protip.
 
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