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A friend of mine has a habit of scooping out Nutella on a finger and gobbling it down right from the digit. He also double dips. So the slobbery finger goes back in the Nutella for a second (or third or more) fix.
Thats gross!

Everybody knows that Nutella is best eaten from the jar using a spoon. As long as you make sure the spoon is licked very clean you can double dip as much as you like!


I guess nobody will steal my Nutella now
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I'm no biologist micro or otherwise, but I feel a duty to inform my friend if he is creating lab experiments in his gluttony- or is he right, that the little microbes die a sweet death in those jars?
He has probably done it since the age of 5 and apparently is still alive. If it's his jar of Nutella, why do you care?
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Old 05.08.2011, 17:16
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I guess nobody will steal my Nutella now
Unless you look like this:

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...Then we probably wouldn't care
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Old 05.08.2011, 17:16
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Re: Nutella hygiene

Toilet humour.
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Old 05.08.2011, 17:19
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Re: Nutella hygiene

I can never think of Nutella now without remembering a security line at Liverpool's John Lennon airport (Slogan "Above us only sky" - give me strength!)

A group of four orange girls were putting their bags through and one had a catering sized jar of Nutella for the 10 day trip to Ibiza or wherever - screaming like a banshee at the guard - "BUT NUTELLA'S NOT A LEEQUEED - WORRA WE GONNA DO NOW"
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Old 05.08.2011, 17:23
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Re: Nutella hygiene

reminds me of a roommate I had in the military. He would eat Goober that way.

Personally I find it annoying and grotesque unless the container has the dood's name on it and it's an understood rule that it is his alone.

I say you put the smack down on his ass.
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Old 05.08.2011, 17:24
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Unless you look like this:

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...Then we probably wouldn't care
No i dont look like this sorry. My bikini is white...
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Old 05.08.2011, 17:25
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reminds me of a roommate I had in the military. He would eat Goober that way.

Personally I find it annoying and grotesque unless the container has the dood's name on it and it's an understood rule that it is his alone.

I say you put the smack down on his ass.
He can do as he likes, this friend of mine. I'm looking for scientific support for my claim that he's possibly endangering his health .

- You reminded me of a guy I went to school with here; small school, 18 students total, 10 of which that semester were Italian. Well, he was Sicilian. He kept a jar of Nutella in the school cafeteria, and noticed someone was dipping in. He just mentioned it one day at lunch- by the end of the day there were two new jars in the cupboard! We always asked him if he was 'connected'- he really had the whole look and demeanor, and he would just smile, and say nothing. Also notable, he spoke wonderful English and said he learned by translating the whole Queen discography .
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Old 05.08.2011, 17:29
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Re: Nutella hygiene

Why don't you show him this?
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No i dont look like this sorry. My bikini is white...
We don't believe you.
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Old 05.08.2011, 18:13
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Interesting merging of threads, bringing one from OT to Food?

Ah well...

It does suit the question though.

So, I was thinking that since the dentist has told us since we were kids that eating sugar will rot our teeth because the bacteria that is attracted to sugar keeps right on eating into our teeth, I can only imagine that these very same teeth-eating bacteria think themselves to have found heaven once they're introduced directly to a jar of Nutella.

Maybe that helps keep the teeth safe? Maybe they hop a ride on the finger and get lost in the Nutella, thereby leaving your teeth alone?
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Old 05.08.2011, 18:21
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Interesting merging of threads, bringing one from OT to Food?
Now sure how scientific the answers will be, but always worth the shot..

I think while honey has some antibacterial properties that keep it from going crazy, Nutella probably has some food preservatives. The must count on kids sticking their tongues in it...just checked, no, no food preservatives. So, sugar it is. It would be the sugar killing one's health, if anything, not the licked fingers/spoons in it, though.
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He can do as he likes, this friend of mine. I'm looking for scientific support for my claim that he's possibly endangering his health .

The fingers were in his mouth, therefore any germs that grow in the Nutella came from his mouth in the first place. If they didn't make him ill then it's unlikely to make him ill now. Remember, it's not all germs that make you ill. It's the pathogenic ones that make you ill. While they may multiply to large numbers in the Nutella the biological load on it's own won't make him sick....just extra protein, and a very tiny amount at that.

Now, if he didn't wash his hands after going to the toilet, there might be pathogens on his fingers. But putting his fingers into his mouth would be the problem, not double dipping the Nutella.
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Old 11.08.2011, 19:03
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Re: Ask a Scientist

As all clouds are basically made up of water droplets, why do some look white and others black?
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Old 11.08.2011, 19:14
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As all clouds are basically made up of water droplets, why do some look white and others black?
The perceived "brightness" of clouds varies with cloud density, cloud thickness, illumination angle and viewing angle.

Simples.
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Old 11.08.2011, 19:46
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He can do as he likes, this friend of mine. I'm looking for scientific support for my claim that he's possibly endangering his health .
Sorry, the nutella finger dipping won't endanger his health apart from weight issues. The high sugar concentration (54%) in Nutella doesn't kill bacteria or fungi but prevents their growth. That's why is there's no need to add preservatives.

(It contains stabilizers though - just like peanut butter.)
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Old 11.08.2011, 19:56
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The perceived "brightness" of clouds varies with cloud density, cloud thickness, illumination angle and viewing angle.

Simples.
But a cup of water or a bath of water both look clear from all angles
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But a cup of water or a bath of water both look clear from all angles
But a cloud isn't a single mass of water like a cupful or a bathful, it's a huge number of tiny droplets of water which can reflect and absorb the sunlight entering the cloud in exactly the way that "bigger" lumps of water don't (that's why one can see further in heavy rain than one can in heavy fog.)

Consider being on the tarmac at an airport and looking up to the base of a dull, wet miserable, grey-black overcast cloud (Zurich airport, obviously ), then hopping onto the plane, taking off and climbing up through the cloud,(effectively flying through fog and can't see any detail), then popping out the top of the cloud which is now brillian white.

It's the same cloud, with totally different appearances - under it, it looks dark (most of the light is being absorbed); in it, it's getting progressively lighter as you rise up through it (less and less absorption); above it, it's brilliant white (no absorption, lots of reflection of the sunlight striking it).
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Why is meltwater from glaciers and snowy peaks distinctively pale blue in colour?
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Why is meltwater from glaciers and snowy peaks distinctively pale blue in colour?
Glaciers aren't still. They move and the rocks between the ground and the bottom of the glacier get crush into fine powder. This is present in the melted water and gives it a blue colour.

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