Student finds toilet water cleaner than ice at fast food restaurants

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  1. koclem

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    http://www.wtsp.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=25442

    New Tampa, Florida - 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.
    Jasmine Roberts, 7th-grade student:
    "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.
    Jasmine Roberts:
    "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.
    Jasmine Roberts:
    "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.
    Mark Danish, Honors Science Teacher:
    "It does concern me and I think with any restaurant you have to think twice about what you may get there."
    Roberts says she'll think twice before getting ice at fast food restaurants again.
    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.
    UPDATE:
    New Tampa 7th grader Jasmine Roberts received first place in a regional science fair for her project. 12-year-old Jasmine compared ice, to toilet water at fast food restaurants, and in most cases, the toilet water was cleaner. Jasmine won 800 hundred dollars for her project.
     
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    Sonic has the best sodas cause they use styrafoam cups and a perfectly sized ice pellets :grad:
     
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    After seeing Restaurant Impossible and what they find in those ice makers, I am not the least surprised. :omg:

    When I was in middle school, once my teacher asked me to fill up her coffee mug with water and I went into the bathroom and filled it with toilet water. :owned: True story. The teacher's name was Rose Pedal. That's true as well.
     
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    Some bacteria in your diet is good it helps keep that spring in your step.
     
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    Mr Hole is right other than being a huge homo
     
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    I like the ice makers that make the ice with the holes in the middle.
     
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    how do they do that?
     
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    McDonald's has the best soda cause they use the right ratio of syrup, water and carbonation
     
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    Did they find 300+# men power shitting in them? I find this story hard to believe.
     
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    Ill take dirty water machine junk over dirty toilet cooties any day
     
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    Real or not. Lulz were had
     
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    This is why I get beer on tap.
     
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    I went looking for Jasmine's graph and couldn't find it anywhere. Anyone?
     
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    I was referencing the cup and ice combo only. No need to pwn me :sad: