Topic: Spray-on Bacteria - The Future of Clean?
Don't see this one catching on mainstream, but it could lend itself to one of those mundane things that influence an alternate history.
...MIT grad Dave Whitlock has not showered in a dozen years because he wants to preserve bacteria on his skin.
Instead Whitlock sprays a mist containing live bacteria on his skin twice a day, Mother Dirt, which is sold by the Cambridge-based company he helped found, AOBiome, according to CBS Boston.
Whitlock said: 'I have not taken a shower in over 12 years.
'No one did clinical trials on people taking showers every day.
'So what's the basis for assuming that that is a healthy practice.
The scientist got the idea about 'good bacteria' when a woman he was dating asked him why her horse liked to roll on the ground and the dirt during the summertime, the New York Times reported.
Whitlock said: 'The only way that horses could evolve this behavior was if they had substantial evolutionary benefits from it.'