Who are you supposed to sing 'Happy Birthday' to when washing your hands?

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Who are you supposed to sing 'Happy Birthday' to when washing your hands?

This morning I sang “Happy Birthday to You” to myself in the bathroom even though it isn’t my birthday. 

It felt wrong.

I was washing my hands, as I’ve done approximately 50 times over the past two days, because I’ve now joined the masses of paranoid people worried about contracting the new coronavirus (which results in the disease that’s been officially named COVID-19). As I was lathering up, I remembered that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised people to scrub for at least 20 seconds, which is about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.

I decided to try the musical self-timing method and began singing “Happy Birthday to You” in my head while washing my hands. When it came time to insert the name of the person celebrating… Read More

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