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xoxoxoBruce 02-21-2020 12:31 AM

Hand Washing
 
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A research grant, several scientists, some lab techs, and a lot of sophisticated equipment, to figure out what Mom can tell right off the bat.
I mean hell, she can tell if you washed behind your ears standing in front of you. :rolleyes:

fargon 02-21-2020 07:46 AM

How do you not clean your hands when you wash them?

Griff 02-21-2020 07:47 AM

I love my new gig but am washing my hands like 10x a day.

fargon 02-21-2020 07:53 AM

What are you doing? If missed the memo.

Griff 02-21-2020 08:01 AM

Early Intervention. I carry germs from house to house all day. :)

xoxoxoBruce 02-21-2020 12:59 PM

I didn't know you were selling vacuum cleaners now.

Griff 02-21-2020 01:07 PM

Knives and vacuums on the side.

So I'm told that one day a vacuum cleaner salesman came to my Grampa's house. He was a little pushy so Grampa let him do his explanation and dump his dirt on the carpet. Dude plugs in, flips the switch and nothing. You see the house was wired and the co-op had put up the lines but they hadn't turned power on yet.

xoxoxoBruce 02-21-2020 11:35 PM

Heh heh, could have been an Amish house, the county makes them wire new houses but they're not required to hook to the grid.

sexobon 02-22-2020 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by fargon (Post 1046995)
How do you not clean your hands when you wash them?

It's not the water or the soap that does most of the cleaning; but, the mechanical action of the skin on one hand rubbing against the skin on the other that dislodges contamination. The soap and water rinse it all away. Most people don't, for instance, wrap one hand around the thumb of the other hand and use a back and forth twisting motion to clean that thumb all the way around. Other areas get less scrubbing action too.

For comparison, when doing a surgical scrub, each part of each hand and forearm is treated like a four sided object. To scrub just one finger, it takes 15 scrub brush strokes on each of the four imaginary sides (this provides overlap so no area is missed) and 15 strokes across the tip of the finger to clean under the end of the fingernail as well. That's 75 brush strokes per digit, 375 brush strokes just for the fingers of just one hand.

The same technique is applied to the broad area of the hands: palm, back, knife edge and web with particular attention to the web between the thumb and index finger. Just washing the hands comprises 1,350 scrub brush strokes. In a surgical scrub, the wrists and forearms are done too.

All of that is just to get really clean, it's not even going to make human skin sterile. It still has to be covered with sterile gloves and gown. Those things can tear though; so, the surgical scrub still has it's place.

Kinda makes you wonder how you ever survived sucking your thumb as a toddler.

Gravdigr 02-22-2020 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1047058)
Heh heh, could have been an Amish house, the county makes them wire new houses but they're not required to hook to the grid.

Around here, the county don't know shit about the Amish or their houses.

xoxoxoBruce 02-23-2020 12:17 AM

They don't have building permits and inspections to build new houses?

Gravdigr 02-23-2020 07:02 PM

Nope.

xoxoxoBruce 02-23-2020 11:08 PM

Same for the whole state or just Amish areas?

JuancoRocks 02-24-2020 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1046985)
A research grant, several scientists, some lab techs, and a lot of sophisticated equipment, to figure out what Mom can tell right off the bat.
I mean hell, she can tell if you washed behind your ears standing in front of you. :rolleyes:


Technically you don't wash your hands.
Your hands wash each other and you just watch.

JR

Clodfobble 02-24-2020 06:26 AM

Technically you don't watch.
Your eyeballs watch, and you just receive the signals.


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