Blowing Out Birthday Candles Increases Cake Bacteria

An innovative study has revealed that blowing out candles on a birthday cake can increase the bacteria count on the frosting by 1,400 percent, The Atlantic reports. While it might give you another reason to just scrape off the frosting before you eat it, it’s noteworthy that the study also found that the amount of bacteria varies, depending on who’s blowing out the candles. But don’t be alarmed — if birthday cakes were significant sources of illness, we would know that...

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