Friday, May 10, 2013

The Grossest Things You Will Breathe on the Subway

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SOUNDS FINE TO HIM, IM SURE. UGH.
  • SOUNDS FINE TO HIM, I'M SURE. UGH.

Human Skin

Of all the random garbage floating around in the air, around 15 percent was comprised of human skin particles, and the accompanying Staphylococcus bacteria. What kind of skin, you ask? A lot if it came from pretty normal, exposed places like hands, feet, arms, and collarbones. At least some of it, though, was believed to come from the "gluteal crease," which Wikipedia helpfully clarifies as "colloquially, the 'butt crack' or 'arse crack.'" Oof.


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Virginia K. Smith is the Assistant Editor at The L Magazine and a Bushwick resident. Her profile picture was taken at Summerscreen, because she is a real team player.

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