Today I walked to Safeway with a friend of mine who shall remain nameless due to her highly gullible nature.
We both bought bags of grapes, and she started eating hers as soon as we left the store.
“Don’t eat your grapes, they’re covered in pesticides!”
“Yeah, but I don’t want to wait till we get home–I’ll just rub them off.” She shrugged and began rubbing the grapes between her fingers and her shirt.
“You do know that doesn’t actually get the germs, off, right?”
“Yes it does, if you rub them the heat from the friction kills the germs.”
“Where on earth did you hear that?” I asked.
“This doctor told me and Holly that,” she retorted.
“What kind of a doctor, a quack doctor?”
“No, he’s not a quack doctor, he’s a real doctor, like a doctor doctor.”
Apparently, this doctor told my friend and her friend, that rubbing your hands together real fast kills germs. Aside from the obvious fact that rubbing hands together doesn’t address obvious areas like fingernails and skin creases…heat from friction? Really? He actually told them that this is why you see surgeons rubbing their hands together in movies before they put their gloves on.