Study shows birthday cake bacteria amounts

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UNDATED (NBC) -- The next time someone hands you a slice of birthday cake we guarantee you'll remember this next story, and probably decline the offer.

A new study from Clemson University finds the act of blowing out birthday candles increases the amount of bacteria on the cake by 1,400 percent!

Mouths are full of bacteria, but the good news is, most are not harmful.

Experts say it's highly unlikely you'd get sick from eating birthday cake that was wished upon, unless the guest of honor is coughing and sneezing, too!

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