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The Wall Street Journal had a number of cellphones from an unnamed Chicago office tested for bacteria, and found "abnormally high numbers of coliforms," aka "fecal contamination." This news, paired with a study from last summer that turned up the disturbing statistic that 79% of men at Wrigley Field don't wash their hands, indicates that Chicago needs to work on the personal hygiene. Or at the very least, think twice about using someone else's iPhone.

 
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