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Germ Warfare & Love Hurts, Especially if You're Famous

Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 9:23 AM ET

The Battle of the Sexes becomes Germ Warfare
Women are dirty. And I don't mean that in a "Playboy" way. Clorox commissioned a study on who leaves behind more germs. The results are disturbing:

Women's offices on average have bacterial levels three times higher than men's offices. Researchers believe it's because "women seemed to have more stuff in their offices." Guilty. Particularly germ-ridden are women's computer mouses (mice?) and keyboards, which had up to FOUR times the germs found on male desk equipment. Women's desk drawers are even worse... SEVEN times the bacteria "hiding out" there. That's just gross, ladies. But here's the shocker, men's wallets are four times germier than women's purses ("bag-teria"). Considering all the disgusting places I've dropped my purse in the past, I just find that hard to believe. What are guys doing with their wallets? Yet my favorite tidbit is this: Clorox researched which sex has more germs on the EXCLAMATION POINT KEY ON THE COMPUTER. Women have more!!!! Can you believe that?!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT!!!!!!

Love Hurts, Especially if You're Famous

Sir Paul McCartney
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Sir Paul McCartney

Forbes has come up with the Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces. Sure, there's Sir Paul McCartney's upcoming divorce from Dancing With the Stars' Heather Mills, which could top $60 million; Harrison Ford's $85 million split from his wife in 2004; Steven Spielberg's mega split from Amy Irving at a staggering $100 million back in 1985 (though he's now worth an estimated $3 billion, so, um, he recovered). To me, the real eye-popper was Neil Diamond's 1994 split from his wife of 25 years, Marcia Murphy, for $150 million. Forbes quotes him as later saying, "She's worth every penny." The chart-topper, though, will most likely be the final settlement between Michael Jordan and his former bank teller wife, Juanita. Forbes claims she could get MORE than $150 million. You know, money can't buy you love, but it can sure ease the pain.

See the whole list at www.forbes.com

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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