Tootsies: Human Foot Has 50 Types of Fungi


feetWe’re all for diversity, but this seems a little much.

It turns out the human foot has an average of 50 different types of fungi living on it. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health swabbed the feet of 10 healthy adults to see what kinds of spores they would find.

The scientists also took samples from other body parts including the chest, back, nostrils, scalp, arms, ears, and eyebrows. They found fungi there too, just not as many types. Read more at The Scientist.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. The worst Aveirah of this generation is the lack of Kedusha. The lack of Kedusha comes when we dress to kill any time (weekday or Shabbos) outside of our homes.

    The lack of Kedusha comes when: we go to the grocery store and purchase anything or almost everything that has a Hechsher with hebrew lettering on it, no matter if we know who the rabbi is certifying it or not, if he is trustworthy or not if he is even Shomer Shabbos or not, no need to mention eating Cholov Stam.

    The lack of Kedusha comes when: we don’t have a problem mixing, mingling and Shmusing with the opposite sexes at Simchas, or when we leave Shul on Shabbos, work, stand on line in the bank, or travel etc.

    The lack of Kedusha comes when: we don’t have a problem mocking the Rabbis speech on Shabbos morning (in front of the kids) if he was somewhat critical to our behavior, teaching our children that the Rabbi has no brains and trashing his meaningful speech, then who should they look up to? the ball players, the T.V. & movie stars?

    the lack of Kedusha comes when: we allow our children to have unprotected (no filter)access to the internet.

    The list goes on and on everyone can compile their own list in order to become true Ovday Hashem and keep all of the Torah commandments BsSimcha.

  2. That photograph is so unsettling because it really looks like there are large ulcers on the feet and that is unsettling.