Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years 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, almost 4 years 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, almost 4 years ago

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

  4. Mr Nobody

    Mr Nobody said, almost 4 years ago

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

  5. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 4 years ago

    @Mr Nobody

    So germs can’t live on knuckles?

  6. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

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

  7. kroykali

    kroykali said, almost 4 years 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.

  8. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years 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.

  9. jessegooddoggy

    jessegooddoggy said, almost 4 years 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!

  10. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 4 years ago


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

  11. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago

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

  12. colcam

    colcam said, almost 4 years 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.

  13. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, almost 4 years ago


  14. Ceceee

    Ceceee said, almost 4 years ago

    OK, my favorite illogical restroom design issues:

    1) no lid on toilet, so the flush douses you with microscopic germy spray. Could automatic flushers at least give you a moment to exit the stall?

    2) if you dry with a paper towel and then use it to grab the door handle on your way out, why is there no trash can outside to deposit it in? Some people protest this by leaving it on the floor…

  15. thehag

    thehag said, almost 4 years ago

    If you use air dryer then you don’t have paper towel for the door handle which has just got to have a ton of germs.

    Many restaurants do wipe down the condiment holders, but ususally with a damp rag that touches all of them sooooo…..

    As the owner of a ‘beater’ car, I resent the sweeping generalizations by previous poster. I can afford to keep the engine, brakes etc. in good shape but no $ for cosmetics, car just gets older and older, at least it gets me to work and back safely….and nobody wants to steal it for a joyride.

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