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Scientific Fact: It Is Shit Up North:

by | 15th, October 2008

SCIENTISTS from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are among us.

Armed with swabs, they wipe 409 people at bus and train stations in five major cities in England and Wales.

Before the results are sent to Jeremy Kyle, the boffins note that the further north they went, the more often they found commuters with faecal bacteria on their hands.

The further north go, the shittier it gets. Fact. The further north you go, the less afraid people are to get their hands dirty. Fact. In Scotland, people call hands “Wipers” and wipe their hands on cloth to give it its distinct tartan design and texture.

Next time out, the scientists would be better advised to swab the northerners arses, possibly with a square of toilet paper or a copy of the Daily

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