Anyone who dines at a buffet accepts, on some level, that they’re essentially touching hands with every other diner. And this black-light-powered video shows just how much.
The setup? NHK World News put together a buffet with 30 guests and a twist. One of the diner’s hands were coated with UV dye. It easily transferred to the surfaces this person touched and, in turn, to the hands of the other diners.
When it came time to turn on the lights, everyone in the room had the dye somewhere on their body.
NHK conducted an experiment to see how germs spread at a cruise buffet.
They applied fluorescent paint to the hands of 1 person and then had a group of 10 people dine.
In 30 min the paint had transferred to every individual and was on the faces of 3.
— Spoon & Tamago (@Johnny_suputama) May 8, 2020
We don’t know about you, but we had our sinking suspicions about buffets at the best of times—let alone during the current pandemic. This black-light-reveal video isn’t filling us with a burning desire to hit the buffet line anytime soon.