Sorry, South Carolina, but Clemson's a public school

The fine folks at Clemson University have found, via a surely expensive study, that double-dipping a chip in a bowl of dip does indeed result in an increase in bacteriological contamination.

And yes, this was inspired by the Seinfeld episode.

Let me say that I'm as interested in being healthy as the next guy. I don't want to get sick. I don't want your cold, or your cough, or your flu.

But jumping Christ, did anyone think to do a study of the number of germs that depart one's hand when reaching into that bowl of chips in the first place? I mean, come on! Let's say the bowl is full of nacho cheese Doritos. How many people wash the cheese off their fingers?

(i'll wait for all respondents)


Okay, now how many people do you think lick the cheese off?

Yeah. That's right. So please. Spare me the righteous indignation about stuffing an entire chip into one's mouth rather than "double-dipping." You're reaching into the same bowl fifteen other peoples' hands have already been in, before you even get to the dip.