Any overworked cubicle dweller knows the joy of eating breakfast, lunch and dinner in front of his or her beloved computer. But it doesn't take many at-the-desk dining experiences to realize the dangers of such a habit. Keyboards and mice quickly turn into veritable lab experiments, with a bizarre combination of cream cheese, salad dressing and poppyseeds making keys stick (not to mention just plain gross).
TechRepublic's Becky Roberts published today a list of foods that should never be eaten over your keyboard. Topping the list are rice, saucy pasta and sunflower seeds, which have a strong predisposition toward burrowing. For our part, we'd like to add seed-covered bagels and the ever-crumbly cracker and muffin to the list. And let's not even discuss what happens when a pint of beer gets spilled on your system after an impromptu office get-together.