Researchers have found they can attach tiny studs of silver to harmless bacteria, giving them the ability to destroy viruses. They tested the silver-impregnated bacteria against norovirus, which causes winter vomiting outbreaks, and found they leave the virus unable to cause infections." (from the Brisbane Times)
|Formerly harmless bacteria, after studding|
This discovery raises a host of important questions. However I intend to ignore all of them and ask these instead.
Does this mean that people with piercings (and silver studs) don't get colds?
Can I avoid a cold by (a) Getting various body parts pierced? or (b) Spending a lot of time in close proximity to, say, some hot Goth chicks with lots of studs & rings?
Will body piercing now be available under the PBS?
And above all, how do they attach the studs?
|Possibility 1 (fun)|
|Possibility 2 (boring)|
|Possibility 3 (Tiny silver studs also kill Zombies & Werewolves)|