Welcome to our list of facts that will make you say, "Gross!" From the unsanitary ways we dry our hands to the bacteria-ridden cash we use every day, these facts are sure to gross you out. But don’t worry, there’s a silver lining: knowing about all the disgusting things we do on a daily basis might just motivate you to be more clean and sanitary!
We’re a nation of dirty, germ-spreaders and there’s nothing much we want to do about it. From the traditional (yet gross) apple-bobbing to sharing headphones covered in bacteria, we just love getting ourselves and others sick. And what’s our reasoning? "It’s tradition," or "I didn’t know!" But really, we should all know better by now.
So next time you’re considering eating food off the ground or lending out your headphones, think twice! It might not seem like a big deal at the time, but you could be dealing with some nasty consequences later on.
"Hey, make a wish... and blow loads of germs!"
It seems like we just can’t stop ourselves from making playgrounds into germ factories.
We continue to use cash as currency, even though it’s covered in microbes.
Isn’t it ironic that the solution to avoiding dry skin is to use more water?
We’re a nation of dirty soda drinkers, and we just can’t quit.
Do you love animals? Hate getting sick? Then a petting farm is probably not the place for you.
Lending out your headphones is a great way to share bacteria, yeast, and germs with others.
Americans continue to eat food off the ground despite research showing it’s unsanitary.
We just can’t seem to stop ourselves from shoving our bacteria-ridden hands under high-powered air dryers.
The vagina: Just leave it alone and hope for the best.
Though we think rinsing our dishes is helpful, we are actually hindering the cleaning process.
"I’m never eating lunch again."
We love our buffets despite the fact that they’re teeming with germs, because hey, all-you-can-eat.
Tradition is more important than hygiene (or so we tell ourselves).
You’re probably reading this on your phone right now.