Today Is Global Hand Washing Day
It has been estimated that one in five people do not wash their hands. While another estimate puts it as some 62 per cent of men and 40 per cent of women do not wash their hands after using the toilet.
Yet another estimate says that a total of 95 per cent of people do not wash their hands well enough to kill bacteria.
Those little bowls of salted nuts or pretzels at the bar are put there to increase your thirst and thus designed to make you drink more beer.
But have you considered just how many microscopic bacteria you swallow with each handful? Given that it is almost guaranteed that someone has dipped their hand into that bowl after having visited the toilets, it is rather a lot.
Avoid the temptation. Eating them will only make you thirstier and can possibly expose you to gross bacteria and make you sick.
If you really need a snack, buy a whole pack for yourself.
Source of stats.