Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Portable Washing Machine?

I was watching The Today Show this morning, and heard an interesting segment on shopping carts. There was a study done, and it turns out that shopping carts are more dirty than toilets. I guess when you think about it, that makes perfect sense. I mean, hundreds of people touch the handle a day. A butt load of kids sit in the seats, and some might slobber, spit up, poop, or pee on them. Then there are the groceries that actually go into the cart! What if the uncooked chicken has a hole in the packaging? All of that, and grocery carts are not washed regularly... if ever. Gross.

So I guess it wasn't to far fetched for someone to come up with this product:

A washing machine for shopping carts. How smart is that? It has a 5 minuet cycle and over 300 washes per gallon! I guess I will be wiping down my grocery cart handle from now on... at least until I see one of these here in town. :)


Anonymous said...

I just saw this same info and a similiar machine to wash the cart. It was on the 6:30 ABC News. The machine was more like a carwash though.


tammi said...

That's weird.
So you just run your car through and wait 5 minutes until it's clean??
And who has time to wait 5 minutes while their shopping cart is sanitized??
I think a little dirt and germs strengthens our immune systems anyway. :)