Fox host says he hasn't washed his hands in 10 years!

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Bionic Poster
#1
Either this guy is a complete nutjob or he is taking the p1ss (and presumably not using a wash basin and hand dryer afterwards)!

As a frequent hand-washer I doubt I will be shaking his hand anytime soon but does he have a point about modern society's over-obsession with germs?

"To wash or not to wash?" That is the question.

PS. Whilst you're thinking about it I'm off to wash my hands.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47201923
 
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#5
I said afterwards this:


Mr Hegseth later told USA Today that his remarks were intended to be a joke.

"We live in a society where people walk around with bottles of Purell (a hand sanitiser) in their pockets, and they sanitise 19,000 times a day as if that's going to save their life," he said.

"I take care of myself and all that, but I don't obsess over everything all the time."

Of the public reaction, he said it was ridiculous how people took things so "literally and seriously" so that their "heads explode".
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
#6
I had a roommate in college who didn't believe in brushing his teeth - he said that teeth build up a protective coating. I haven't seen him in 40 years, so I don't know how if he is currently wearing dentures or not.
 

Chadalina

Professional
#8
Is there any truth to the theory of your body needing some germs? I understand what he is saying, the less germs your exposed to the more powerful they will be.

There are posters here claiming they bathe with water only. No soap.
Im surprised no one pointed out when you shower, your washing your hands by lathering up. I assume he showers, looks pretty clean
 
#9
There are posters here claiming they bathe with water only. No soap.
i'm 1 of those a few out of soaps for decades as very uncomfortable/unpleasant after using soaps/bodywash etcetcetc whatever chemical stuff. no bath either n shower only.

also felt sososo stupid n shamed that knowingly soap/bodywash are bad for me n avoid them for decades, only found out 1 yr ago that only-simple-pure water solved my dandruffy/itchy head. i must was indoctrinated by decades hair shampoo/conditioner ads. I tried every type of shampoo/conditioner in the world to no vail n all sort of combs made of different woods and animal horns/bones. i still have all those combs..........lolololol, man.

remember 'good old days' i have to comb my hair every day on top of ant's nest n the ants happily carried the yummy 'skin flakes' from my head into their nest in a hurry.......no more now, thanks to the simple humble water, n save my $ of buying shampoo/conditioner as well:)))).................
 
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#10
I had a roommate in college who didn't believe in brushing his teeth - he said that teeth build up a protective coating. I haven't seen him in 40 years, so I don't know how if he is currently wearing dentures or not.
Protective coating? That's what fish build up. He have fish breath?
 
#11
Working in the healthcare field, especially during the flu/cold season, washing with hot soapy water for 20 sec or singing happy birthday twice ensures that all virusus and bacteria are eliminated. I do both hand washing and sanitizer just to be safe. I don't want to get sick or for that matter spread something to other people or patients.
 
#15
There are posters here claiming they bathe with water only. No soap.
I am doing that too, cause I take showers many times a day. Maximum of one soap shower a day, otherwise I’d be peeling off and required to apply lotion minimum of two times a day, which I find unpleasant.


But hands are different story. Especially now during flu and influenza season.


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#16
I am doing that too, cause I take showers many times a day. Maximum of one soap shower a day, otherwise I’d be peeling off and required to apply lotion minimum of two times a day, which I find unpleasant.
That is fine.
I shower once a day. With soap. Can't imagine showering without soap for one day, let alone years. :(
 
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Enga

Professional
#17
I wash my hands a lot as I spend most of my time at a computer. I dont like the idea of my keyboard being covered in ****e from me not washing my hands. My keyboard is also one of those mechanical ones, so every few months I pluck the keys off and clean em with dish soap.
 
#18
I wash my hands a lot as I spend most of my time at a computer. I dont like the idea of my keyboard being covered in ****e from me not washing my hands. My keyboard is also one of those mechanical ones, so every few months I pluck the keys off and clean em with dish soap.
surely any1 should wash hands before eating anything or touch any food, or suspect contacting anything dirty. normally tap water alone will be sufficient but any oily gluey sticky etcetc stuff should be dealt with soap/handwash etcetc. i mainly use 1:20 diluted skin friendly dishwash detergent:)))......................
 
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