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Dearest Internet Peeps Of Wonderfun Luff & Joy,

As a sheepy I of course am clean...with my annual bath and strict non wiping and washing regime ewe can be sure that when ewe pet me your hands will be even cleaner than they were before !..This is true !

Look, here's Handy the hand


Handy The Hand

Nice eh ?

But Handy is covered in germs, even after a wash and scrub !...

what about Planty the Plant ?


Planty The Plant


Yep, Planty the plant resides on a window shelf in our downstairs water closet !...he's a special plant,  a tender plant ! a luffley plant ! I luff to caress his leaves and if Planty was in your downstairs bog, ewe would want to do that too !!.. " Oh Planty !!!..well ewe kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need ewe today, oh Planty !! "


But, does Planty have germs on him too ?...if so..what kind of germs inhabit Planty ?..do all plants share the same germs ?

Should I be taking Planty in the shower with me ?



Ewe see, this is something I have been wanting to know ever since I wanted to know it !

will ewe help me know ?



hugs & shmishes


mwah mwah mwah !!



neil
If my Mothers Sister was Planty The Plant
Then Planty The Plant would be my Auntie Aunt
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« Last Edit: 11/11/2009 16:01:23 by neilep »


 

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Re: Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #1 on: 11/11/2009 15:20:12 »
LOL..LOL...Now by the time I finished reading that and giggling and laughing out loud I had truly forgotten what the question was...... LOL...
wait.........

wait..........

If planty has waxy glossy leaves then she or he might enjoy having his or her leaves lightly showered to remove dust etc... as for germs.. I  would think that a plant could well harbor different germs as well as bacteria, as some hands, but what kind I am not at all sure.. but they do get disease and such so I would imagine positive on the germs and I would guess bacteria too really!
 

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Re: Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #2 on: 11/11/2009 15:21:27 »
Is that a Creeping Charlie?
 

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Re: Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #3 on: 11/11/2009 15:35:00 »
Here you are.. you will have to see link for pictures!

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/germs_resource.html


      What's a Germ?
What do germs, also called microbes, have to do with humans? Humans (and plants) are a place for germs to live. Think of it this way: humans need certain things to live, like oxygen, food, and water. If you take a human out of this safe, earthly environment and sent him or her to say, the moon, without food, water, and oxygen, he or she would not survive. Germs also need a certain environment in order to survive. And to some germs, the best place to be is inside the human body. Others thrive on our skin, or even just inside our mouths. Germs look for what they need to live.

One important thing to remember is that not all microbes are bad. Many are good and they help our bodies stay in balance. The bad ones, though, can make us sick. The four main types of germs are bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.



Bacteria are single-celled creatures that live just about everywhere on earth. You name it in the air, in soil, in water, and yes, in and on humans. In these places, their homes, they find nutrients to survive.

Bacteria are so small that you cannot see them unless you use a microscope. Just to give you an idea of how small they are, imagine a teaspoon with a BILLION little creatures on it. Those creatures would be bacteria. That means that one bacterium is even smaller than a grain of salt, or the tip of a pin! If you could get a look at different types of bacteria, you would find out that they come in all shapes. Some are shaped like balls, others commas, while others are long and thin like a stick. Some bacteria have longish hairs covering their bodies, which they use like arms to wave around in order to move about.

How could bacteria possibly be good? They are many types of good bacteria, including those that live in your intestines and actually help digest your food. One the other hand, there are several types of bad bacteria, including those that cause sore throats or infect a cut.



Viruses need a host to survive. While bacteria can grow and reproduce on their own if they have enough food, viruses need to be INSIDE the cell of a living plant or animal (including humans), or even inside a bacterium!

What is the goal of a virus? Once a virus finds the perfect host, the goal is to reproduce and spread. Imagine that a virus makes a home in the cells that make up your blood. Then, it can hitch a ride just about anywhere in the body, and spread itself around. Some viruses will make a home inside a cell and grow and grow until the cell bursts, spreading the virus around to find new "home" cells. Viruses are pretty sneaky because they can mutate (change) quickly to adjust to a new environment.



Fungi are kind of like plants and are made up of many cells. You've heard of mushrooms and yeast. These are types of fungi. The reason that fungi are not called plants is because they cannot produce their own food from soil, water and sun, like green leafy plants (plants can photosynthesize). Instead, fungi live off of animals and other plants. Have you ever seen a tree with fungus growing on it? The fungus survives by living on the tree.

So how does a fungus make a home on a human? Fungi love damp warm places, like the underside of a rock or those sweaty cracks between your toes. Of course, the fungus that can make its home on your skin does not sprout out like a mushroom, but it is similar to a mushroom in that all fungi are made up of spores that bud like plants to produce more spores. This is how the fungi can spread.

Most fungi are harmless. The kind that can grow on your skin can be treated and looks much like a rash. It probably won't hurt you, but it is really itchy! You can catch a fungus by walking barefoot where it likes to live, like in the school gym locker room.




Protozoa, like bacteria, are extremely small. Of the 20,000 different types of protozoa, most live in water, oceans, lakes, rivers, and ponds. If you were to look at a drop of water from one of these places under a microscope, you would see tiny protozoa whipping their tails around to move. Protozoa actually eat bacteria and they are good because they also eat the waste of other organisms.

Some protozoa are parasites, in other words, they live off of other living things, in some cases humans. Malaria for instance is parasitic-protozoa that a person catches from the bite of an infected mosquito. The protozoa get into the blood system. In other cases, if a person drinks contaminated water, protozoa may cause problems in the intestines.




 

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Re: Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #4 on: 11/11/2009 15:57:56 »
Is that a Creeping Charlie?

I have no idea what type of plant ,Planty the plant is..I do know that he is green !
 

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Re: Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #5 on: 11/11/2009 16:00:42 »
Here you are.. you will have to see link for pictures!

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/germs_resource.html




Gosh !!..Planty DOES have germs !!...this must explain my rash !

Thank ewe kareny mam !..that's a great link with great info on the other end of it !

 

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Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #6 on: 11/11/2009 16:57:05 »
He is a germ-anium
 

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« Reply #7 on: 11/11/2009 17:08:11 »
He is a germ-anium

Yes, he is germ-anium and his germs make him soiled !
 

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Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #8 on: 12/11/2009 04:00:36 »
Here you are.. you will have to see link for pictures!

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/germs_resource.html




Gosh !!..Planty DOES have germs !!...this must explain my rash !

Thank ewe kareny mam !..that's a great link with great info on the other end of it !


Has it really given you a rash?
 

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Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #9 on: 12/11/2009 06:00:45 »
Planty the Plant, and Handy the Hand, may have fewer germs on them than Phony the Phone had after it was put in Butty the Butt.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 12/11/2009 06:04:21 »
He is a germ-anium

If that's a Germanium, I'm an Aspidistra.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 12/11/2009 09:25:40 »
LOL..lOL...You two crack me up!! Clones I tell you clones...!!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 18/11/2009 16:55:20 »
Here you are.. you will have to see link for pictures!

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/germs_resource.html




Gosh !!..Planty DOES have germs !!...this must explain my rash !

Thank ewe kareny mam !..that's a great link with great info on the other end of it !


Has it really given you a rash?

Yes, but not on my hand !!...That's the last time I luuurrvveee the plant !!   ;D
 

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« Reply #13 on: 18/11/2009 16:56:11 »
Planty the Plant, and Handy the Hand, may have fewer germs on them than Phony the Phone had after it was put in Butty the Butt.

Phoney the phone has grown into a fully fledged telephone exchange...such is the power of sheepy fertiliser !
 

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Does Planty The Plant Have Germs Like Handy The Hand ?
« Reply #14 on: 18/11/2009 17:18:03 »
No wonder my phone line went down the other day!!!

That damn sheepy has been c*****g on the cabinet.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 19/11/2009 02:53:34 »
Here you are.. you will have to see link for pictures!

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/germs_resource.html




Gosh !!..Planty DOES have germs !!...this must explain my rash !

Thank ewe kareny mam !..that's a great link with great info on the other end of it !


Has it really given you a rash?

Yes, but not on my hand !!...That's the last time I luuurrvveee the plant !!   ;D
LOL.....LOL.....Must maintain quality hand washing skills while reciprocating plant luuurrvvvveee!!! LOL....
 

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« Reply #16 on: 19/11/2009 02:56:24 »
Planty the Plant, and Handy the Hand, may have fewer germs on them than Phony the Phone had after it was put in Butty the Butt.

Phoney the phone has grown into a fully fledged telephone exchange...such is the power of sheepy fertiliser !

Hee hee hee.. There be Power in them there loads!

 

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