Florida student Jasmine Roberts, 12, has secured the top science prize at her science fair . . . and the disgust (and gratitude) of every adult. Roberts decided to test the cleanliness of ice at fast food restaurants and compared those findings with the toilet water in the same restaurant. She found the toilet water was cleaner.
Roberts went to five fast food restaurants and asked for cups of ice. She then went into the toilets and flushed once before taking samples. She reported her findings: “I found that 70-percent of the time, the ice from the fast food restaurant’s contain more bacteria than the fast food restaurant’s toilet water.” The reason, she determined, was that toilets are routinely cleaned while the restaurants virtually never cleaned the ice machines.
That study resulted in first in the regional fair and a prize of $800.
Welcome done, Jasmine. We are all impressed and totally grossed out.
Source: Business Insider