From Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird column:
Tampa seventh-grader Jasmine Roberts got some national press in February after the Tampa Tribune published the results of her prize-winning science fair project. Analyzing samples at a lab at the University of South Florida, she found that in the majority of cases the ice used in drinks at local fast-food restaurants contained more bacteria than the water in the restaurants' toilets.
Maybe so, but a Coke from the fountain at a fast-food restaurant tastes so much better than one poured from the fountain at a gas station or convenience store, and part of it has to do with the ice. If the ice is the "special sauce," so to speak, then I can live with a little more bacteria in my system. It's important to pick your battles.