Anderson Cooper Sings “Happy Birthday” To Himself In The Men’s Room Every Day

Habit: Anderson Cooper has revealed that every time he washes his hands he sings Happy Birthday - twice. By doing so, he spends enough time washing his hands to get rid of flu germs

We’ve heard of coughing, knocking—even adopting a “wide stance”—but Anderson Cooper has a restroom habit that’s a new one on us: The Silver Fox sings “Happy Birthday” twice to himself every time he washes his hands.

“You’re supposed to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice while washing your hands,” Cooper advised his  Anderson Live co-host Rosie Perez. “That’s the amount of time you’re supposed to wash your hands.”

AC admitted the habit has generated more than a few sidelong glances:  “At the men’s room in CNN I’m singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ to myself and people walking through the bathroom are like, ‘Why is Anderson Cooper singing Happy Birthday to himself? He must be very lonely. This is really sad.’”

Perez joked, “Well, you don’t have to sing it aloud.”

“I guess you’re right,” Cooper rejoined. “I guess I don’t.”

We would be more than happy to sing “Happy Birthday” to Anderson Cooper every day, if need be.

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  • speedbrds

    Well if anyone who watched CNN, you would have heard the medical piece from Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Sing happy birthday twice to clean the hands thoroughly. I do the same thing where ever I go too.

  • hyhybt

    The point, of course, is to wash them for at least 20 seconds; singing “Happy Birthday” twice is a convenient way to express how long 20 seconds is, and to time it if you need the help– and if you happen to sing it at the right tempo, of course.

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