See, this is why people are rebelling against things like "science" and "facts." Because they ruin everything!

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A new study out of Clemson University found that when someone blows out the candles on a birthday cake, it increases the amount of bacteria on the cake by an average of 1,400%. In some cases, the amount of bacteria can increase 14,000%.

Now, even with all that extra bacteria, the researchers say your chances of getting sick are still pretty low. But if the person celebrating their birthday is a little sick, it's probably best not to have them blow out their candles.

Read more at The Atlantic.