So thank goodness someone checked for "cooties" on the Stanley Cup:
The NHL champion Blackhawks' beloved trophy stopped by the Chicago Tribune newsroom Thursday, and so we took the opportunity to do something the Cup's keeper said had never been done: We swabbed it for germs.No staph species detected?
We sent the samples to the Chicago lab EMSL Analytical, which found very little general bacteria and no signs of staph, salmonella or E. coli.
"It's surprisingly clean," lab manager Nancy McDonald said.
Just 400 counts of general bacteria were found, she said. By comparison, a desk in an office typically has more than 10,000.
Me thinks there was a sampling error...