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Last post Author Topic: How many germs are living on your keyboard?  (Read 17550 times)

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How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« on: January 31, 2008, 09:53:32 PM »
Ok, this is kind of gross...

My daughter sent me this link.

Answer the quiz and post your results.

Here is my disgusting results  :-[ :

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There are about 2,561,580 germs on your keyboard right now!
That's equivalent to the number of germs on 512 toilet seats.


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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 10:10:33 PM »
Results below. Mind you, mine are mostly good germs  :D

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 10:26:33 PM »
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There are about 2,067,240 germs on your keyboard right now!
That's equivalent to the number of germs on 413 toilet seats.

:-\

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 11:18:51 PM »
Since I'm an expert on the human anatomy (my browsing habits bear testament to this) I can tell you with full authority that that's nothing compared to the number of germs inside us.

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008, 03:03:48 AM »
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There are about 1,483,020 germs on your keyboard right now!
That's equivalent to the number of germs on 297 toilet seats.
:D

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008, 05:34:01 AM »
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There are about 2,696,400 germs on your keyboard right now!
That's equivalent to the number of germs on 539 toilet seats.

Ouch. Thats a lot of germs. Guess the daily public transportation, working with kids at school and occational meal close to the computer doesnt help to keep it clean and free from germs ;)

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008, 09:04:46 AM »
2,381,820 germs on my keyboard  :o
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« Last Edit: February 01, 2008, 09:09:37 AM by Darwin »

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008, 09:17:11 AM »

No germs on my keyboard, I keep it covered with a toilet seat!

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008, 09:21:45 AM »
Ha, ha Chris! Reminds me of my favourite line from the Jungle Book cartoon - Mowgli tells Baloo that his mother always told him to wash his fruit before he eats it, to which Baloo replies "That's right! I always lick my fruit clean before I eat it!"  ;D
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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008, 09:24:30 AM »
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There are about 2,966,040 germs on your keyboard right now!
That's equivalent to the number of germs on 593 toilet seats.

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2008, 09:30:07 AM »
This might not be all bad. Some scientists think that increasing incidence of allergies may result from extreme degrees of hygiene in modern life:
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It appears that when the immune system gears itself up to make antibodies against germs, it promotes a kind of immune system boost that discourages allergy. This theory has attracted a lot of attention, and has been called the  hygiene hypothesis. As an off-shoot of this idea, scientists are now looking at the possibility of boosting the kind of antibody response we make to germs in order to protect children against allergies in later life.
http://www.allergycl...epidemic.htm#Hygiene

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2008, 10:12:35 AM »
These things are so silly. 2,696,400 germs on your keyboard right now! That's equivalent to the number of germs on 539 toilet seats.
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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2008, 01:38:26 PM »
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There are about 1,842,540 germs on your keyboard right now!
That's equivalent to the number of germs on 369 toilet seats.

I guess if I cleaned the computer daily, the number would go down fast :)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2008, 01:40:42 PM by Lashiec »

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2008, 06:25:13 PM »
There are about 3,235,680 germs on your keyboard right now!
That's equivalent to the number of germs on 647 toilet seats.

Which really isn't that bad, because toilet seats are the cleanest place in your house (watch Mythbusters if you don't believe me)
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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2008, 06:34:44 PM »
Time for another Mythbusters episode: Are really so many germs living in your keyboard? :)

That said, you settle a new record. Congratulations, I think ;D

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2008, 04:14:16 PM »
thats what the website said about my keyboard
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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2008, 07:06:02 AM »
<a href="http://www.justsayhi.com/bb/keyboard" style="color: #99CC00; text-decoration: none; display: block; width: 303px; height: 128px; padding-top: 50px; background: url(http://assets.justsa...board.h6osxchgdg.jpg) no-repeat; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 33px; text-align: center;"><strong>943,740</strong><span style="display: none;">How Many Germs Live On Your Keyboard?</span></a><p></p>

Hmmm, why is the .jpg not displayed?  :(
« Last Edit: February 03, 2008, 07:15:40 AM by harmonv »

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2008, 07:26:30 AM »
Hi harmonv!

The .jpg isn't stored for long on their servers (if you try the URL now, it doesn't work).
That's why the forum has the "attach file to post" feature, so that you can download the image and then upload it with your post, and it'll be stored on DC ;)

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2008, 07:56:10 AM »
Hi harmonv!

The .jpg isn't stored for long on their servers (if you try the URL now, it doesn't work).
That's why the forum has the "attach file to post" feature, so that you can download the image and then upload it with your post, and it'll be stored on DC ;)

Thank you -- just what i needed to know. 
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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2008, 12:39:09 AM »
2,381,820

Maybe if I wiped my hands on my toilet seat after sneezing or doing anything else the number would decrease.

But really, 2 million germs isn't that much, considering they're microscopic.


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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2008, 01:37:21 PM »
lol, deozaan. I don't think wiping your hands on the toilet seat would help much, the little cleaning brush beside the toilet works much better, and you even get a nice smelly after effect that reminds you to do it again the next time you sneeze.
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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2008, 02:35:43 PM »
lol, deozaan. I don't think wiping your hands on the toilet seat would help much, the little cleaning brush beside the toilet works much better, and you even get a nice smelly after effect that reminds you to do it again the next time you sneeze.

Sounds like the sage advice of someone with experience.


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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2008, 03:02:41 AM »
This thread reminds me of the news story from a couple years ago.
A junior high school student compared the amount of germs from an soda dispensing machine at a 7-11 store (they never clean those things) to the water in her toilet.

7-11 was not happy when the story was picked up by the major news outlets.

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2008, 03:14:33 AM »
Less than 2 million here, ok for me. :D

To quote a well-known movie: "Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared." Same with germs! 8)

PS: Every 5 minutes, your stomach renews and gets rid of 2.5 million body cells.

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Re: How many germs are living on your keyboard?
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2008, 11:23:21 AM »
This is mine:
There are about 2,022,300 germs on your keyboard right now!
That's equivalent to the number of germs on 404 toilet seats.