Yesterday we wrote about a TV news show that swabbed a few beards and concluded beards containpoop bacteria. Slate reports that this non-scientific click-bait adventure means nothing. Because real studies say so and everyone probably has this bacteria on their skin.
3 Solutions To This Non-Scientific News Dilemma
1. Stop selling swabs to places called “Action News.” Unless you’re reporting using your swab as a microphone from a hurricane in the Middle East, your swab story is not action news.
2. Hey editors of other web sites: stop posting fiction. (Does not apply to any Nancy Drew fan fiction sites.)
3. Hey readers: stop forwarding non-science to your friends. You’ll never get a date with your bearded Facebook crush after posting insulting beard poop links.
Categories: Mildly Bad News