OK, let's play "Guess the real headline." Which of these turned up on abcnews.com this week?
- Household cleaning products may explode, say scientists
- Study: Soft drink 'fizz' can lead to brain aneurysms
- Fast-food ice dirtier than toilet water
- New breed of lice grow to size of dimes
Yes I know, all seem pretty much equally unsettlingly possible, but the correct answer is 3 -- turns out fast food ice is dirtier than toilet water, at least according to a Florida seventh grader's science project, which found E.coli bacteria in the ice from five restaurants in South Florida. "These [bacteria] don't belong there," said Dr. David Katz, medical contributor to "Good Morning America," proving once again why he deserves his astronomical salary.
Anyway, three cheers to the seventh grader, and I was wondering if he could next test the fries to see what they're dirtier than. I'd make some guesses, but I'm afraid you might be eating.