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12-year-old Jasmine Roberts is a seventh-grade student at Benito Middle School in New Tampa. When it came time for her to choose a science project, she wondered about the ice in fast food restaurants.
"My hypothesis was that the fast food restaurants’ ice would contain more bacteria that the fast food restaurants’ toilet water."
So Roberts set out to test her hypothesis, selecting five fast food restaurants, within a ten-mile radius of the University of South Florida. Roberts says at each restaurant she flushed the toilet once, the used sterile gloves to gather samples.
"Using the sterile beaker I scooped up some water and closed the lid."
Roberts also collected ice from soda fountains inside the five fast food restaurants. She also asked for cups of ice at the same restaurant's drive thru windows. She tested the samples at a lab at the Moffitt Cancer Center where she volunteers with a USF professor. Roberts says the results did not surprise her.
"I found that 70-percent of the time, the ice from the fast food restaurant's contain more bacteria than the fast food restaurant's toilet water."
Roberts' graph shows the toilet water, shown in red, had less bacteria in most cases than the ice inside shown in blue, and the ice from drive-through windows shown in green. Roberts' teacher says he wasn't surprised either.
Her project won the science fair at Benito Middle School, and she hopes to win the top prize at the Hillsborough County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which starts Tuesday at the USF Sun Dome. Article here.
Jamie Pierre successfully jumped (on ski’s) a record breaking 255 foot cliff off the backside of a mountain located just outside the boundaries of Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, WY. The feat occurred on January 25, 2006 witnessed by the Teton Gravity Research production team.
Before the shoot Pierre was heard saying: "If I do this I am not going to get hurt." So after 30 minutes of preparation, full confidence and a brief prayer Pierre leapt off the massive buttress, holding a mute grab in first 50 feet and then continuing the 4 second freefall before hitting the snow. Jamie's bomb hole left him buried 6 feet under the snow for roughly a minute until he was dug out by nearby photographer, Adam Clark. He skied away making deep powder turns from the record breaking air with a mere bloody lip.
The cliff was initially measured at 245 feet with a rage finder used for B.A.S.E. jumping. The day after photographer Wade McKoy went back to the site and measured the jump by rope with the speculation that the distance is greater, with the closer to exact result of 255 feet. Article here.
Undercover sex is getting the OK from a Virginia sheriff. Sheriff Howard Smith said he stands by the practice of allowing detectives to receive sexual services in the course of their investigations so they can catch suspects in the act.
Court documents show that four times last month, county detectives allowed women at a massage parlor to perform sex acts on them. In one case, a lawman left a $350 tip. Smith acknowledged the practice is not new.
Smith told The Washington Post that only unmarried detectives are allowed to do the under-the-covers work. He said actual sex acts are needed to help win prostitution convictions. "If I thought we could get the conviction without that, we wouldn't allow it," Smith told the newspaper.
"If you want to make them, this has to be done." He said most prostitutes are careful not to say anything incriminating, which makes sexual contact necessary Several police officials and legal observers say the practice has been tried by other agencies across the country, but they knew of none that still permit sexual contact with suspects as part of prostitution investigations.
But many police agencies across the country have banned sexual contact between investigators and suspects. When police used similar tactics in the past in Montgomery County, Md., the charges ended up being dropped. Article here.
Shopping cart handles are the most bacteria-infested items among some commonly used objects while doorknobs on public bathrooms are not as bad as might be expected, according to a survey conducted in South Korea.
The Korea Consumer Protection Board tested six items that are commonly handled by the public and ran tests for their bacteria content. Shopping cart handles led the way with 1,100 colony forming units of bacteria per 10 sq cm (1.55 sq inches) followed by a mouse used on computers in Internet cafes, which had an average of 690 colony forming units.
"The reason that shopping cart handles had so much bacteria is because the area is larger than the others and people have more space to place their hands," Kwon Young-il, an official at the consumer body, said by telephone.
Hand straps on buses were next with 380 units, followed by bathroom doorknobs at 340. Rounding out the list were elevator buttons at 130 colony forming units and hand straps on subways at 86. The report released this week said washing hands with soap removes almost all of the bacteria.
Ewww… nevertheless interesting to know. Article here.
2,500+ university and college students polled across Canada, 87 percent of them are having sex over instant messenger, webcams or the telephone, according to results of a national survey released on Monday.
A woman in Benton County hung a sign on a neighbor's door warning people that the man who lived there was a sex offender. But there were two problems: she had the wrong house, and even if she had the right house, police say sex offender notifications can't be used to harass released convicts.
They totally need to make a full size version of this thing...
A man staged his own disappearance in the Bighorn Mountains after losing $40,000 on a Super Bowl bet, authorities said.
Marvin Hackworth, 46, of Gillette, was reported missing Feb. 6, the day after the Super Bowl, according to the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office.
Search and rescue teams spent two days looking for him in the Bighorn Mountains, where he had told his wife he was headed to "clear his head" after losing the money, the sheriff's office said in a statement.
Hackworth's pickup and a trailer were found. One of two snowmobiles was missing from the trailer. The search was suspended because of a lack of clues about Hackford's whereabouts.
Police said they received a call Friday from a woman identifying herself as Hackworth's daughter, who said she received a message from her father saying he was OK. They traced the call to Chadron, Neb., which is about 200 miles southeast of Gillette, where they found Hackworth. Hackworth apparently had stashed a new truck in the mountains before the Super Bowl in order to "disappear for a while" in case he lost the bet, police said.
Big Horn County Sheriff Dave Mattis said he has not decided whether he will seek restitution for the expense of the search and rescue operation. Article here.
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A man was shot and injured when his hunting partner mistook his elbow for a squirrel, authorities said.