#1 More Finger Wagging From The Nanny Staters.02-03-2009, 06:31 PMSwab your ears? Survey says you're not alone
Consumer Reports finds many Americans can't resist risky behavior
updated 10:37 a.m. MT, Tues., Feb. 3, 2009
YONKERS, N.Y. - The people at Consumer Reports magazine are at it again, telling us we're doing what we shouldn't.
For example, nearly 3 of every 4 Americans put cotton swabs inside their ears, risking a perforated eardrum, according to the magazine's telephone survey of 1,000 adults. Nearly 4 in 10 often eat raw cookie dough, which could carry salmonella.
Only half the respondents have a carbon monoxide detector at home and 61 percent don't have a rubber mat in the shower. The Yonkers, N.Y.-based magazine said Monday that 13 percent admitted sometimes drinking beer while using power tools.
Share you hair-raising risky habits with the Lounge. I never wear a bike helmet, I sometimes yank veggies out of the dirt and just eat them, and I routinely use 75 watt bulbs in sockets rated for 60 watts.
Yeah, I live on the edge.
02-03-2009, 07:50 PM
Raw cookie dough is a delicacy and cleaning my ears is the ONLY thing I regularly use cotton swabs for.
I eat raw veggies right out of the Garden also, and just to add some excitement to life, I often stand on a swivel chair to change light bulbs.I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
02-03-2009, 08:02 PM
I agree with the raw cookie dough! I use rolling chairs when getting things off high shelves or changing light bulbs. I drive without a seat belt on country roads...and go way over the posted 50 mph. I stand on the top platform of the ladder to reach into the attic or on the roof...and I use an aluminum ladder despite "the danger of electrocution" because fiberglass ladders would guarantee days of recovery every time I had to haul one alone. :D
Oh, and I also use swabs to clean my ears. I can't even imagine actually shoving one in far enough to hit an eardrum!-
In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.
Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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02-03-2009, 08:15 PM
People shouldn't engage in risky behaivior!
02-03-2009, 10:54 PM
I also use cotton swabs for the vital ear-cleaning routine. I frequently don't read instructions before assembling/using various items. From time to time, I have considered "out of bounds" to be more of an invitation rather than a serious warning.
I use a wooden cutting board and I shamelessly chop veggies after chicken. I do clean it with bleach but not before I put my entire household at risk for who knows what. Despite being a genetic redhead, I have appeared in daylight without sunscreen. :p
02-03-2009, 11:41 PMNearly 4 in 10 often eat raw cookie dough, which could carry salmonella.Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
02-04-2009, 12:30 AM
I happily eat raw cookie dough. In fact, I prefer it to cookies. I use q-tips to clean my ears, and I have been known to take an alcoholic beverage in a jacuzzi ;)
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