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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Madness & Celebrating Microbes!

For many, this week may signify the last week of work (or school) for 2014.  Many people are winding down and preparing for the Christmas holidays (in my case, I'm winding up as I still have shopping, baking and a TON of wrapping to do!).  Assuming like me, your brain needs a break too I thought this week I would lightened it up and share someone's rendition of a Christmas classic!


The Night After Christmas*
‘Twas the night after Christmas and all through the kitchen
Little creatures were stirring up potions bewitching
Salmonella were working in gravy and soup,
In the hopes they could turn it to poisonous goop!
Clostridium were nestled all snug in the ham,
While Hepatitis A viruses danced in the yam.
Little John with his Gobots and Mary in her cap,
Had just settled down for a long overdue nap.
When down in their guts there arose such a clatter
They sprang from their beds to see what was the matter.
They ran to the bathroom, threw open the door
Too late! Now their mother is cleaning the floor.
Wash your hands before cooking! Put your food away quick!
Or that jolly old food germ we know as Saint Sick
With his eight tiny microbes will ruin the feast
As they make their toxins. He calls out to each beast:
"Now Hepatitis! Now Staph and Perfringens;
We'll punish those humans for holiday binges!
On Botulinum! E. coli! Shigella!
Go get 'em Amoeba! Work fast, Salmonella!
        If those humans can't learn to handle food right,
A Merry Christmas they'll have, then a long,
sleepless night!"

*Source: foodmicrobe.com

Next week will be the last Talk Clean To Me blog of the year - a review of my and some of the loyal Talk Clean To Me readers favorite blog of 2013.

Bugging Off!


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