Do thermometers have mercury in them nowadays?

United States
@Lore2009 (7394)
October 12, 2010 3:41pm CST
Today, I broke a teeny thermometer. I became really worried and paranoid since the red stuff got on my finger and it smelled pretty bad. I immediately washed my hands and ran it under water for awhile. So I went researching about it and it said that mercury is silver, but mine was just liquidy red stuff... supposedly it's only alcohol. And many people would play with mercury.. and have videos of it uploaded on youtube! But how do you know for sure... if thermometers contain mercury in them now... I'm still a little worried, any experts on this?