I just finished this book:
Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical by Anthony Bourdain
That's the Anthony Bourdain of Kitchen Confidential fame. Fascinating book, but that chef to chef connection (Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary was a cook) made it almost unbearable to be in a restaurant last night.
Please, please, please wash your hands! Everyone! Wash 'em good!
Here's exciting news for the jewelry loving, germ-fearing public:
The Jewelry Box Germ-Killer
"A horde of biotech companies are developing products that use silver as an antibacterial, CNN reports. Apparently the same substance that is used to make jewlery and coins kills germs by bonding to bacteria on the ionic level and preventing it from reproducing."
Read more here.