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Beer Pong Balls Carry Bacteria, Proving Game Disgusting

Clemson University researchers found that beer pong balls may carry dangerous bacteria, The Associated Press reported.

The balls collected by student researchers from parties over one weekend found salmonella, listeria, E. coli and staph, according to the AP. The study found a high level of bacteria transferred to the beer when balls went into cups.

For those unaccustomed to drinking games of the youth, beer pong is played by tossing ping pong balls across a table into cups of beer (sort of like the bucket game from Bozo the Clown). If one lands a ball in a cup, their opponent must drink the beer from the cup.
 
 

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