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The Ice In Your Soda Might Be Dirtier Than Your Restaurant's Toilet

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MSN.COM - Next time you get a fountain drink at a fast-food joint, you might want to ask for no ice.

Samples of ice taken from branches of McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and Starbucks found that the ice contained higher levels of bacteria than samples of water taken from the restaurant's toilets. (We'll pause for a moment to let that sink in.)

None of the samples presented an immediate health danger, but four contained high enough samples to be considered a "hygiene risk."

Experts chalk this up to the fact that toilets are generally cleaned more than ice machines, but we're still aghast. And will be drinking lukewarm soda from now on. [SOURCE]