1 Day in on the Earbud/Bacteria lab...
by Alegoo92 - 4/30/07 5:45 AM
Well so far I've just started my experiment on 'whether wearing headphones for an hour can increase bacteria in the ear by 700%' (see podcast from 4/26 I believe).
What I'll be doing is swabbing my ears, and placing the bacteria in nutrient agar-filled petri dishes... then wearing earbud headphones for 1 hour- listening to
1. No music
2. Classic Rock
3. Modern/Punk Rock
4. Classical Music
6. (All on shuffle)
Each time I listen there will be 2 dishes (1 for before, 1 for after), and of course I'll clean my ears in between experiments.
I'm starting today-- and probably will have completed results by Wednesday.
Thanks for the idea, Tom!