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Can Licking a Handrail Make You Sick?

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How much money would you need to put your health at risk? Ten thousand dollars? Five hundred? How about one single dollar? For a teenager in New York City, the latter was enough to test his fate in a subway station. In a video that has gone viral, a young unidentified teen was offered a dollar to lick the entire handrail of a staircase. Not only did he agree, he appeared to have done so with gusto. While the mere premise of putting one's tongue on anything that is less than sanitary may seem enough to send most into fits of disgust, this video is particularly disturbing considering the germs that have been found on these kinds of surfaces.

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