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Jim
2010-Oct-11, 10:37 PM
(The title is in memory of Ma-a-arvin Zindler, a local TV personality who did restaurant cleanliness reviews each week. His signature remark - sometimes set to music - was "Sli-i-ime in the ice machine!")

Biofilms communities of bacteria that band together for protection gum up pipes, accumulate on ship's hulls and slime the ice machine. ... When most bacteria encounter a hard surface upon which they might form a biofilm, the bacteria stand up. And "walk" across the surface.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7236392.html

mike alexander
2010-Oct-11, 11:26 PM
I immediately thought

"Shoo, fly, shoo!"

danscope
2010-Oct-12, 02:22 AM
The ice machine is one of the worst bacterial offenders. Cold kills nothing. Pathogens just do well in such places.
Beware !
Dan

HenrikOlsen
2010-Oct-12, 05:23 AM
(The title is in memory of Ma-a-arvin Zindler, a local TV personality who did restaurant cleanliness reviews each week. His signature remark - sometimes set to music - was "Sli-i-ime in the ice machine!")

Biofilms — communities of bacteria that band together for protection — gum up pipes, accumulate on ship's hulls and slime the ice machine. ... When most bacteria encounter a hard surface upon which they might form a biofilm, the bacteria stand up. And "walk" across the surface.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7236392.html
This the time to mention that this year's Ig Nobel prize in Transportation Planning was for using slime molds to determine the optimal routes for railroad tracks, and that three of the recipients also got one in 2008 for showing other problem solving behavior in slime molds (maze walking).

Taeolas
2010-Oct-12, 02:48 PM
Anyone else thinking of Fred from GPF fame (www.gpf-comics.com)?