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Why Yakult Refuses to Make Bigger Bottles

Many people have probably asked countless of times why Yakult did not launch a much bigger variant, but it turns out, the Japanese company had the perfect reason why they never released one.

According to Philippines’ news network ABS-CBN, the Japanese company had decided to only release 65 milliliter (2.1 ounce) and 100 milliliter (3.3 ounce) bottles to minimize the potential contamination of the probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus paracasei Shirota) in the drink.

South Korean Man’s Arm Amputated After Infection From Eating Sushi

An elderly South Korean man had his forearm amputated after being infected by a life-threatening bacteria that he acquired from eating raw seafood.

The 71-year-old man was rushed to the hospital in Jeonju, South Korea in July. He had a two-day fever and was under excruciating pain that developed 12 hours after eating raw seafood, according to The New England Journal of Medicine.

Why You May Never Want to Use This Hand Dryer Again, According to New Study

You see them in almost every public restroom, an environmentally-conscious symbol that tells you there are no paper towels and that you’ll be left with slightly moist and cold hands — assuming you wash your hands at all.

But what you may not know about the Dyson Airblade hand dryer is that you are practically showering yourself with bacteria every time you use it, according to a recent study.