This is why when I get my cake on Tuesday I don’t want a canddle

Tuesday Aug. 1 is my birthday. Let me be clear, I have no use for a candle.
According to a new study, when you blow out the candle you increase the the amount of bacteria on a cake by 1,400 percent. We can thank Researchers at Clemson University for this fact.
They scarfed pizza down – because pizza is cakes bff – and then they took time blowing out candles on an iced hunk of Styrofoam and then measuring bacterial contamination, according to the study published in the Journal of Food Research. Not all blowers added bacteria to the cake.
“Some people blow on the cake and they don’t transfer any bacteria. Whereas you have one or two people who really for whatever reason … transfer a lot of bacteria,” Professor Paul Dawson told The Atlantic .
The blowing increased the amount of bacteria on the frosting by an average of 15 times – although one person’s saliva increased the infestation by 120 times, he said.


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