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Date: 04/06/08 09:40 PM

73 Responses to Cell Phone Bacteria

  1. Profile photo of 843
    843 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    Link: Cell Phone Bacteria - Half of you will start cleaning your cell phone after watching this.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:45 pm
  3. Profile photo of zecromancer
    zecromancer Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    Germs are everywhere. AAH!
  4. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    What can we NOT freak out about these days?
  5. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    Germs help to build up your immune system. If you live in a totally clean environment and suddenly get exposed to the real world: hello astma, allergies etc etc...
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:48 pm
    Well isnt that lady just perfect because she had no germs on er phone. Give her an effin award.
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    Intelligence Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:51 pm
    Oh no strep throat?
  8. Profile photo of zecromancer
    zecromancer Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm
    Yea people are a little too paranoid, but I still don`t like something that came off my bum/weiner touching my mouth.
  9. Profile photo of MadP
    MadP Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm
    I have an iPhone so I got one of those thin plastic covers for it and I like to carry alcohol pads with me sometimes.

    Way to call out the weatherman, biotch

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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 9:59 pm
    Meh, who cares? We have billions of germs on our eyeballs right now.
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    krazyluv Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    trying to make everyone paranoid of little germs that live everywhere, telling us we can catch herpes from a phone. and the news chick is annoying all proud to say her phone was perfect.
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    Kisato Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm
    LoofahBoy, I don`t know why your comment made me laugh... but it did XD Thanks.

    Uh.... Right. I wipe off my phone every now and then and I always leave it in my room... and I don`t let other people use it cause I`m mean like that. Actually, cause no one asks...

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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    "bacteria commonly found on human skin..."

    and i should be concerned because...?

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    LBlues Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    My god I hate the news. OH NO CELLPHONES CATCH GERMS

    I want the NEWS

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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    Thanks again media for making my OCD that much worse.
  16. Profile photo of SoCal
    SoCal Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    They just found out that home telephones have bacteria too!

  17. Profile photo of Fayth
    Fayth Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:23 pm
    ... and?

    Not cleaning your cellphone is about as bad as eating finger food. Big deal.

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    mlchris Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:24 pm
    i clean my phone whenever it gets gross just for that reason, it looks gross. won`t wiping it off with a cotton ball of rubbing alcohol seep through the phone and oooh idk fry the phone?? or something alone those lines
  19. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    the air i breathe has smog

    my water has birth control

    my backyard has bugs

    my yogurt has bacteria

    my cheese has mold

    my computer has lead


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    Okasen Female 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:27 pm
    Next we`ll have to get rid of the bacteria in our stomach and start pre-digesting food before in goes in our mouth.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:33 pm
    Steve`s gonna kill her...
  22. Profile photo of kpforizzle
    kpforizzle Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:36 pm
    so how many people got sick from a phone... nah i wont clean it.
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    Cynic8387 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:38 pm
    Eh, about what I expected. You`d be amazed how many germs are on us naturally.
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    no big deal for me i clean my Cell Phone 3 times a week:)
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    randomness07 Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:56 pm
    i dont care at all. my phone is dirty and i havnt gotten sick from it so whatever.
  26. Profile photo of mst3k
    mst3k Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 10:58 pm
    she just flushed an invisible turd...
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    m-mac Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 11:08 pm
    I just liked the awkwardly long smile in the end, she almost didnt make it
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    Iroj Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    How many soccer-moms do you think poo a (sterile, of course) brick over this piece of "news"?

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    oowusum Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 12:14 am
    Ugh, I hate when reporters use that overly reporter-ish voice.

    I wipe my phone on my shirt if it looks nasty like that... does that count?

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    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 12:30 am
    Madp, not sure what you mean but having a cover wont help the situation, you just have a germy cell cover :P

    As for the news video, its kind of pointless. What the hell do people expect? :P

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    Francakes Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 12:39 am
    That lady, had a super long pause at the was funny
  32. Profile photo of citadel
    citadel Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 12:45 am
    meh who cares if my phone is dirty i clean it with my effin shirt im not going to wipe it down and risk getting drops of liquid into my expensive phone screw that in fact why not just dip into a vat of alcohal instead huh? nubs
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 12:47 am
    MY GOD, IT`S STREPTOCOCCUS!!! RUN TO THE HILLS! Seriously though, of course there are germs on cell phones, and of course it looks gross if you grow them in nutritional fluids. The smartest thing in this video was the first guy who said there are as many germs on a door handle.
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    dibens Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 12:54 am
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    staberind Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 1:05 am
    Tish and fipsy. btw, alcohol does not damage the interior of your phone
    it evaporates. it may, on the other hand, dissolve solvents in the phone. and, i don`t recall using my phone as a butt-plug ever, so, what`s the point of that non-news?
  36. Profile photo of paramecium
    paramecium Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 1:26 am
    oh noes?

    When are we going to get it? Germs are everywhere!They always have been and always will be. Sometimes not always a little excessive germage can be good for us, as we are giving our immune systems a little work out. Things were much worse in the past.

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    richoricho Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2008 at 2:50 am
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 2:52 am
    I wonder what would happen if they did a culture on the germ-content of CLOTHES - or even SHOELACES, for that matter! All one has to do is heed the 5-second clip from a magically obscure Seinfeld episode, in which Jerry so brazenly responds to Kramer`s inquiry as to his removing of his shoelaces with "Ah, they touched the floor of the men`s bathroom earlier, so they`re done."

    How many of you wash your hands after tying your shoes?


    i do...

  39. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 2:54 am
    Oh, and Staberind?:

    "... i don`t recall using my phone as a butt-plug ever, so, what`s the point of that non-news?"

    Yeah, that was the POINT of the lude I gave you...

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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 2:57 am
    I am going to seriously start disinfecting my shoelaces, my shoes, my carpet, and my fu*king stomach like Okasen said - and for what it`s worth, only a perverted f*cking mind could have come up with something so perfectly funny to my perverted f*cking mind as that, and I appreciate you for sharing that little bit of satirical wit and irreverent wisdom.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 3:07 am
    Then we wash our hands too much, and if we carry hand-sanitizer (i.e., methanol alcohol) around with us, using it on our cell-phones and thus by default our manus, then our hands are going to get all cracked and bloody from lack of moisture and we`ll have the risk of INFECTION on our hands (no pun intended, at first) from actual open f*ckin wounds, which will require us to buy lotion or some OTHER type of medicinal ointment, most likely of the antiseptic variety. So at this point, all I`m gathering from this presumed expose` is a grand conspiracy on the part of sanitation-happy hoaxters and lotionier-capitalists against the common working man.

    Oh, and the weatherman looks fine in that ringtone.

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    anGiE_O_o Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 3:27 am
    *gets desinfectionate*

    idk, just gona agree with the earlier posts

  43. Profile photo of Shukaku
    Shukaku Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 4:39 am
    That reporter annoyed the hell out of me ("¬_¬)

    I should clean my cell phone more often though xD
    I do it once a year.. If I remember that is x]

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    lwhoffman Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 5:16 am
    that sure was a lot of coccus...
  45. Profile photo of misstakenID
    misstakenID Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 5:37 am
    What does not kill us makes us sronger.
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    doZer_roZZ Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 5:43 am
    i love the end when the camera didnt cut away quick enough...she was just kinda left standing there trying to keep smiling and staring at the camera lol
  47. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 5:46 am
    And how many people have died from touching their phones?
    None? Thought not.
    I mean for christ`s sake, we eat cheese. It`s MOULD.
  48. Profile photo of TrishIsADork
    TrishIsADork Female 18-29
    135 posts
    April 7, 2008 at 6:10 am
    Oh Em Gee, I`m going to go bathe everything I own in alcohol now...

    News Lady: :-D "Can`t... hold... smile... much... longer...AHHHHHH!"

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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 6:54 am
    I lov how shewas likegerms can grow anywhere and it was at Wal-Mart haha
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    Tekno Female 30-39
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    April 7, 2008 at 7:34 am
    I`ve always wondered if it was okay to use rubbing alcohol swabs on phones. Good to know.
    I always knew Walmart was a breeding ground for germs :P
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    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 7:41 am
    LOL I laughed at the Wal-Mart thing too.

    If your phone looks like the weatherman`s did.....that is fricken nasty. Go clean that nasty ass thing off.
    Just wash your hands and don`t lick your phone :)

    Oh, and that news station was craaaappppy.

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    infearno Male 70 & Over
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    April 7, 2008 at 7:59 am
    I wanted to watch but the reporters voice done my head in
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    chadders42 Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 8:38 am
    Um excuse me but i was under the assumption that putting any unsterelised object into a cultivating environment will allow large quantities of germs to grow.. therefore these tests are merely designed to scare us all
  54. Profile photo of silverfyre
    silverfyre Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 8:40 am
    Oh come ON people.
    Seriously, theres a point of being intelligent about infection and then theres taking the whole thing way to friggin far.

    Ok, Lesson 1. You don`t challenge your immune system, you wont HAVE an immune system. People who bathe themselves in antibacterial crap 24/7 have a higher risk of getting sick.

    Lesson 2. Not all bacteria is bad. What the heck do you think it floats around on your body for?

    Lesson 3. If you have been sick, IE: had some weird infection/disease then its probably a good idea to clean your phone, much like you wouldnt drink out of a contaminated cup or use the same toothbrush again.

    Lesson 4. Wal-mart is nasty. Pure and simple :P

  55. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 9:00 am
    i clean my phone with antibacterial wipes whenever it starts to look icky, or if there are fingerprints on the screen.
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    haxxorz Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 9:25 am
    I wipe off my screen after all my calls anyways.
    And what about landlines?
    If your friend comes over and is sick you still let them use it.
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    ciaran036 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 11:15 am
    Rubbish. That`s so crap I`m going to lick my phone right now. I guarantee I won`t be sick.
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    unbelievable Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 11:27 am
    ^^keep us updated...
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    exeter_blue Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 11:58 am

    the long pause at the end was so funny!

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    greengiant Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    "Fortunately I wasn`t sick that day"???? Oh, you lucky, lucky girl....

    And apparently phones have a lot of bacteria found on the hands and in the mouth... OH NO!!!!! wait, if they live in our hands and mouth, how are they dangerous?

    btw, 99.99% of germs are harmless, and we would die without them (someone probably said that before)

    End of rant. Thanks for reading.

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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm
    meh. who cares? you`re not going to die from a cold.
    and you shouldnt go anywhere near anyone who has herpes anyway.
    I probably WILL start cleaning my cellphone, though, it`s just one of those things you dont think about, like mopping under your bed.
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    Jennifxbabe Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    ahhh! i have the phone they showed in the beginning
  63. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    I`m not gonna do it...but I just had an earge to clean my cekll and glad that I now have my own.

    Germs, germs, germy germy germs.

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    Solarmew Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    misstakenID, no, what doesn`t kill us makes us crippled and weak ;] ... and yeah, it`s never a bad idea to keep yerself healthy... even by such small means like wiping yer cell onces in a while... i clean mine every day, not because i knew about the bacteria, but because it`s been over two years and it still looks like i just took it out of the packaging... i like my things to be nice and new ^.^
  65. Profile photo of Stentorian
    Stentorian Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    I hate phones. Cell phones especially.


  66. Profile photo of thats_nifty
    thats_nifty Female 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    Who get`s herpes from cell phones?

    Honestly, show me some one who claims to have gotten herpes from using some one else`s cell phone and I`ll show you some one deep in denial.

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    imaninja2008 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    the end was so akward.
    i wish it would have been longer.
  68. Profile photo of X-Potatoe
    X-Potatoe Male 13-17
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    April 7, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    when she says herpes she means in your mouth tards...

    and that was in new mexico! OMG!
    Albuquerque too =D

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    bri-cheese06 Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2008 at 7:31 am
    i love the way she has to linger at the end with her big stupa cheesy a s s grin...stupid bitch ... ill germ her
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    Dorito123 Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    i just like the akward pause at the end
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    1HumanTarget Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    I like the 6 or so seconds at te end when she is struggling to hold a smile
  72. Profile photo of madcow93
    madcow93 Male 13-17
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    April 9, 2008 at 1:46 am
    news flash! scientists have found that tables can grow bacteria. this is added to the list of other tings they ound they can grow it on: toilets, mobile phones, houses, london, africa.
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    blainomd Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    its true they are contaminated but it is a much bigger problem if you are a health care professional.

    look for solutions with

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