'Northerners have dirtiest hands'?? - researchers again -

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Found 15th Oct 2008
'Northerners have dirtiest hands'

Northerners have dirtier hands than southerners, according to new research.

People from the north of England were up to three times more likely to have hands contaminated with toilet bugs, the study found.

The scientists who carried out the test said they were astonished to find that hand hygiene worsened with every step taken further north.

Hands were cleanest in London, dirtier in Birmingham and Cardiff, and filthiest in Liverpool and Newcastle.

The most likely explanation is that fewer northerners are washing their hands with soap after answering the call of nature, researchers said.

It was chiefly men who were responsible for the trend - but in Cardiff and London women were the dirtiest sex.

In total, almost 30 per cent of people tested were carrying 'faecal' bacteria.

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yuck !

thats mean lol... my hands are very clean, from stuff like that.. but they do usually have paint n stuff all over em...until i wash them.
although im not a true 'northerner'.. maybe thats why
i even have frothy soap.. its purple and fun and smells nice :giggle:

Ahhh these researchers they will do anything to keep the southerners from moving up north!

in Cardiff and London women were the dirtiest sex.



Thats me looking for a new house in Cardiff or London then

As for Northerners being the dirtiest, its because we all still have outdoor toilets and the bog roll keeps freezing up.

I wish I didn't read that while eating my lunch - after washing my hands I might add

chrishill;3201200

As for Northerners being the dirtiest, its because we all still have … As for Northerners being the dirtiest, its because we all still have outdoor toilets and the bog roll keeps freezing up.



:giggle:

It's true, it's a bit unfair though as of course there going to have dirty hands what with them mining for coal all day

RedIron;3201269

It's true, it's a bit unfair though as of course there going to have … It's true, it's a bit unfair though as of course there going to have dirty hands what with them mining for coal all day



LOL

Only 1 way my hands get dirty, it involes removing undergarments, but its not always in the bathroom ;-)

isn't the phrase "grubby mits" northern anywho, if the reserchers checked this first it would've saved them some time..........

Nonsense North/South Cr4p there are clean and dirty and good and bad in the North and the South thought all this nonsense was a thing of the past. Glad I'm with Vodaphone

"filthiest in Liverpool" No surprise it's all the Bindipping http://www.taste.com.au/images/articles/aa04180921.jpghttp://file015b.bebo.com/7/large/2006/08/14/22/1703807914a1704057426b589631929l.jpg

Not surprised. I lived in London for three years and now in the NW for four, and I'm shocked at how many men up here walk straight out of the toilet without washing their hands. Maybe it's just something I didn't notice in London as much - I was younger then... - but at a guess I'd say roughly about 50-60% of men walk out of public toilets without washing. Call me fussy, but I would never leave a toilet without washing, and when I'm travelling I always carry wet wipes. [ Slap on the back for hygienic me, slap in the face for dirty others ]

chrishill;3201200

As for Northerners being the dirtiest, its because we all still have … As for Northerners being the dirtiest, its because we all still have outdoor toilets and the bog roll keeps freezing up.




:thumbsup: they will never belive such a tail
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