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Blowing out birthday candles can spread flu


The flu could be spread by birthday cake? A recent study says yes.

Blowing out candles on the cake can spread viruses, like the flu. The study found 200 bacteria on the cake before the candles, and after they are blown out, there were suddenly 3,000.

Instead, they suggest no candles on the cake itself. You could put the candle on a cupcake or have a stand alone candle for the birthday boy or girl to blow out.