Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    What was forgotten is the hand dryer, the dirtiest thing in a public bathroom except perhaps the toilet handle. A moist, very warm environment is very beneficial to the propagation of germs, which are blown onto your hands (which soon touch your nose or your mouth) at high speed. Most importantly, the insides of automatic hand dryers are very rarely cleaned.

  2. Bilan

    Bilan said, over 1 year ago


    Beg to differ here…
    It’s true that germs will thrive on warm. moist surfaces. But they don’t stand a chance on either hot surfaces or dry metal. Since hand driers are almost always dry and hot during use, they’re as germ-free as you’re going to get.

  3. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, over 1 year ago

    It’s not actually important that the water be hot, though it helps:

  4. Mr Nobody

    Mr Nobody said, over 1 year ago

    Notice how Frazz plays it safe and just fist bumps him.

  5. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr Nobody

    So germs can’t live on knuckles?

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    heard that instead of shaking hands, that kissing has less germs.

  7. bpullin

    bpullin said, over 1 year ago

    To kill germs, water would have to be so hot that you would get serious burns from it.

    Since the flu is mostly air borne, this will only help somewhat. But will be most effective vs. the cold.

  8. kroykali

    kroykali said, over 1 year ago

    I’m just wondering what part of the school this is. Is this the teacher’s lounge? In my school, the teacher’s lounge was OFF LIMITS to the kids.

  9. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I recently read the US Forest Service’s study that shows that it’s a good idea for children to play outside in the mud – and even ingest a little bit! – because the microbes in the dirt help build resistance against disease, so I’m not worried. We all ingest germs, but the body usually handles them better than you might think.

  10. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, over 1 year ago

    More to the point, the 9 year old out thought the govt mandated “green” designs. Which is usually the case.

  11. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, over 1 year ago

    @Wolf Emperor

    Us older folks remember playing out side all day long during summer vacations; nothing pre-arranged, no rules – just come home for dinner!

  12. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago


    Absolutely! Re-cycled toilet air!
    Have you glanced at the grid on the bottom of those things? (****shudder****)

  13. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 1 year ago


    And people who are obsessive about germs make hysterical, sweeping generalizations about people without the slightest shred of evidence.

  14. colcam

    colcam said, over 1 year ago


    Electric hot air dryers used in restrooms have coil temperatures in excess of two hundred Fahrenheit, and the exit temperature on the hands is about one hundred forty five to one hundred fifty Fahrenheit— both killing temps for all known infectious bacteria.

    At the velocity temperature combination nothing dangerous accumulates inside the dryer, and attempts to take it apart and “clean” it would more likely impair the function.

    Summary— they kill bacteria and do not represent a heath issue.

  15. Senex

    Senex said, over 1 year ago

    The new hand dryers are too loud, and hurt my ears, so there’s a health issue.

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