Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The World’s Germiest Places

NEWTON, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re going on vacation this summer, you may want to avoid a few of the germiest hotspots.

TripAdvisor has released a list of its top germ-laden world attractions and the often-kissed Blarney Stone in Ireland is the germiest of all.

Up to 400,000 people kiss the Blarney Stone each year because legend says those who smooch it are rewarded with eloquent speech.

Other filthy stops include...

  • The Wall Of Gum in Seattle, Washington, where visitors have been sticking their chewed gum since the 1990s.

  • Oscar Wilde’s tomb in Paris, which is famously covered in lipstick kiss marks left by loving fans.

  • St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, which is home to thousands of hungry pigeons that are often held by tourists.

  • The handprints and footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, where millions of fans place their fingers in the grimy molds of their favorite stars’ prints.

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