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Good Question: Why Do Baseball Players Still Spit So Much?

In 2011, Major League Baseball and the players’ union came to an agreement: For the most part, players wouldn’t use chewing tobacco where fans can see them. So, while some players still dip, many have turned to sunflower seeds and chewing gum. Outfielder Chris Colabello estimated 70 percent of Twins players chew seeds or gum during the games.

07/30/2013

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Spit-Cleaning Pacifiers Could Help Ward Off Allergies

Conventional wisdom has been to clean a baby’s pacifier using soap and water. But new research shows another method — that’s somewhat unconventional — could have unexpected benefits.

05/06/2013

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New Spit Test Could Determine A Person’s Age

Researchers have discovered a way to predict a person’s age through their saliva. That may not sound very necessary but the test could be used to zero in on a criminal suspect.

06/22/2011