Unless you’ve got some sort of germ fetish, the thought of going to a public toilet isn’t a pleasant one. Just thinking of all those people who have been in there, doing their business, and touching everything would make anyone want to reach for some hand sanitizer. But the thing is, when nature calls you can’t ignore her.
Most people resort to piling on toilet paper on the toilet seat to avoid actually touching the toilet seat. And since most people think touching something that someone’s unmentionables has already touched is a sure way to gather up germs, putting a protective layer seems like a great idea, right?
Wrong! You’re actually making it easier for bacteria to attach themselves to you.
This is worse than sitting on a bare toilet seat!
Toilet paper is a hotbed for bacteria, as opposed to the toilet seat. Toilet paper is porous and absorbent, and it gets touched by everyone who’s done doing their business. On top of that, toilet paper absorbs a lot of the bacteria that gets dispersed in the air when someone flushes.
The toilet seat, on the other hand, has a smooth, curved surface, which actually keeps bacteria from staying there. A little spritz of sanitizer should be enough to sanitize it, if you want to be completely sure.
Another surprising breeding ground for germs in a public toilet are those low-mounted electric dryers.
Let's call them bacteria diffusers form now on
Think about it. Each time someone washes their hands the water from their hands drips down and collects at the bottom. And the next user who sticks their hands in there only ends up circulating those germs everywhere!
While there might not be a sure way to keep yourself 100% germ-free in a public toilet, it’s better to know how to lessen getting those germs on ourselves. Your best bet? Bringing your own toilet paper or toilet seat liners, and sticking to using paper towels!
Meet Kitten Kay Sera, the World’s Official “Pinkest Person”
We all have a favorite color that adorns most of our stuff. But 52-year old Kitten Kay Sera has let the color pink do more than just adorn her stuff. She lets it dominate everything she owns!
As the official “pinkest person” (an honor given to her by Ripley’s Believe It or Not, no less), Kitten has spent over a million dollars making sure that she is constantly surrounded by her favorite color. Everything is pink in her Hollywood home – from her carpet, to her bathroom, to her bed, and even to her dog, Miss Kisses.
The Pink Lady of Hollywood, Kitten Kay Sera
This Chill Restaurant Guy Completely Prevented A Robbery By Ignoring An Armed Robber
Surprisingly, it worked! LOL
Let’s pretend you work in a restaurant. It’s been a fine, busy day so far when suddenly a robber busts through the door, all masked and stuff, and then puts a bag on your table and demands you to give him the money.
What will you do?
Personally, I think I will freak out inside but I’ll do my best to stay calm and then hand him all the cash without even looking at his eyes. That’s the easiest and safest way to get rid of a robber, right?...
Wife Hilariously Documents her Supposed-to-be-Honeymoon Photos with Imaginary Husband
A woman continues her second honeymoon alone pretending she was with her husband with these funny snaps.
Traveling in a different country is a good idea, especially if it’s for your second honeymoon. But, what if your husband’s visa is denied when the whole trip is already set and the package is non-refundable?
This is not a big problem for Huma Mobin, a Pakistani woman, whose husband Arsalaan Sever Butt didn’t get a visa in the time of their trip. The wife decided to continue their supposed-to-be-journey-together without her spouse with a hilarious idea.