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'Double dipping' may be bad for your health

February 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Double dipping is in fact: just plain gross.That's according to research by students of food microbiology at Clemson University in South Carolina.

They used volunteers, wheat crackers and several sample dips, and found that three to six double dips transferred about 10,000 bacteria from an eater's mouth to the remaining dip sample.

The research was inspired by a famous "Seinfeld" episode.

They concluded that Seinfeld was right: double dipping is "like putting your whole mouth right in the dip."