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Your Hand Print Is Way More Interesting After A Few Days In A Petri Dish

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Children smudging their hands onto every available surface is normally gross and annoying — unless, that is, the available surface in question is a sterile plate, which you then incubate in a petri dish. Read more...

Petroleum-eating mushrooms

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

MONTREAL, November 30, 2011 – Take a Petri dish containing crude petroleum and it will release a strong odor distinctive of the toxins that make up the fossil fuel. Sprinkle mushroom spores over the Petri dish and let it sit for two...

Animated Google Petri Dish Logo Honors Julius Richard Petri

Internet / SEO : Search Engine Watch

The Doodle features six Petri dishes in the Google colors. When you click for the animation, you see a hand swapping each dish, and then watch as the bacteria grows in each one. Then you can mouseover to see what was cultured in eac...

You'll Never Use a Public Restroom Hand Dryer Again After Seeing What Grew in This Petri Dish

Health / Fitness : FitSugar

Washing your hands a million times a day seems like one of the only things we can do to prevent ourselves from getting sick. You use mountains of soap, sing the ABCs, wash every millimeter of your hands including your wrists, finish...

Class Experiment Finds Grossest Petri Dish Came From a Bathroom Hand Dryer

Health : NYTimes: Health

A photo of a petri dish covered in fungi and bacteria spread online. But studies disagree on whether hand dryers are really less hygienic than paper towels.


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