I have been helping my son with his sixth grade science project. The topic he chose is germs. We enlisted the help of my friend who is a pathologist. Jared swabbed a few surfaces and my friend took the samples back to her lab to see what disgusting bacteria it held.
Well, let's just say I may never touch money again, or have my family push a shopping cart again. Both carried heavy amounts of bacteria, no surprise really. But what was even more disturbing, the handle of the shopping cart we tested carried Staphylococcus Saprophyticus, which is a cause of urinary tract infections.
How many times have you seen a little one sitting in cart a and putting their mouth on that handle? Ewwwe!