Thread: Why the cold?
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:14 AM
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One reason I think it is modeled after the common cold is that it is essentially a public service announcement, the best way to prevent the spread of the cold and other nasties is to wash hands, especially after blowing your nose or sneezing. I got a nasty cold that I got while home for the holidays and when I came back here was very careful, frequent handwashes and such, and no one here got it, so it works!
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