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For purity, drink toilet water!

It has been proved that toilet water is cleaner than ice served there.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2006 17:10 IST
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An American school girl has won the first prize with a science project, for proving that fast food resturants' toilet water is cleaner than ice served there.

Jasmine Roberts, 12, of New Tampa, Florida tested her thoery in five local restaurants, and found that samples of water, she gathered after flushing the toilet once, were less contaminated than ice she collected from soda fountains and drive through windows.

"My hypothesis was that the fast food restaurants’ ice would contain more bacteria that the fast food restaurants’ toilet water," Fox News quoted her, as telling Tampa Bay's 10 News.

"I found that 70% of the time, the ice from the fast food restaurant's contain more bacteria than the fast food restaurant's toilet water," she added.

Jasmine's project won the science fair at Benito Middle School, and she hopes to win the top prize at a regional science and engineering fair.