In case you thought that the water from the tap that is free from your local fast food place was better than the soda, this latest writing from News of the Weird will set you straight.
Seventh-grader Jasmine Roberts became a celebrity of sorts in February when her hometown Tampa Tribune published results of her winning science-fair entry, which concluded that the drinking-water ice of several local fast food restaurants contains more bacteria (including some E. coli) than the same restaurants’ toilet water. She used a laboratory at the University of South Florida’s Moffitt Cancer Center, where she is a volunteer assistant for a professor. [Tampa Tribune, 2-13-06]
That will get you to pass on the ice, or at least get some water from their toilet!