A Guy Walks Into a Bar … and the Airborne Bacterial Count Goes Up By 37 Million

A Guy Walks Into a Bar … and the Airborne Germ Count Goes Up By 37 Million. No, seriously. According to a study out from a crew of Yale researchers, when somebody walks into a room, the effect of their presence can stir up all sorts of interesting leftover microparticles shed by its previous occupants, dumping anew several million bacteria and fungi right back into the air from which they’d fallen. Nice, right? Consider this your not-so-comforting factoid for the day because while the testing venue of choice for this study was a university classroom, we imagine it applies equally well to say, restaurants, subway cars, airplanes, and oh yeah: public bathrooms. [Discovery News | Indoor Air]