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Stanley Cup: Did You Kiss It?

If you did, fear not. The Tribune examined the Cup and found it remarkably germ-free:

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We swabbed it for germs.

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We sent the samples to the Chicago lab EMSL Analytical, which found very little general bacteria and no signs of staph, salmonella or E. coli.

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“It’s surprisingly clean,” lab manager Nancy McDonald said.

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Just 400 counts of general bacteria were found, she said. By comparison, a desk in an office typically has more than 10,000.

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Ew. Better clean your desk.