[<i>After a discussion about degrees of handshake separation from famous people.</i>] On the less pleasant side, this observation implies that we are only seven or eight handshakes away from the most repulsive or germ-infested human beings on the planet. Let's hope some of those intermediate shakers washed their hands before the chain reached us.

source: Burger and Starbird, Coincidences Chaos and All That Math Jazz, 89 tags: Community, Health