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50 Shades Tests Positive for Herpes Virus

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Herpes virus envelope surrounding an icosahedral capsid, © Linda M Stannard

Two Belgian professors decided to run bacteriology and toxicology tests on the 10 most popular books in the Antwerp library.

The results? All 10 had traces of cocaine, but only Fifty Shades of Grey tested positive for traces of the herpes virus.

The professors say the amount of virus found was so minimal that it poses no risk to public health — but it’s still undeniably gross, another argument for eBooks… [more Time]

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