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Scientists Discovered that Flushing a Toilet is Like a “Germ Bomb”

The bathroom is a jungle of germs. Watch why a simple toilet flush can mess up the whole room.


People can say that in a bathroom the toilet is the dirtiest spot and that statement is true because it is where you empty your bladder and bowel.

The toilet is where you can commonly find microorganisms such as E. Coli and Staphylococcus which are detrimental to one’s health when it enters the human body.

Here is a brief background about the two organisms mentioned earlier: E. Coli is commonly found on human and animal intestines which can cause diarrhea, UTI, pneumonia or worse, kidney failure.

On the other hand, Staphylococcus can be the reason for some medical conditions such as boils, impetigo, cellulitis, skin abscess, impetigo, wound infections and brain abscess on some occasions.

There are different types of bacteria that fly into to the air whenever we flush the toilet, it can spread up to ten feet away.

There are different types of bacteria that fly into to the air whenever we flush the toilet, it can spread up to ten feet away.

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In the video, Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs showed how unsanitary a bathroom could be after flushing a toilet. The man in the video was asked to urinate and they used a special light to see what happens every time a toilet is being flushed with the lid placed up. Surprisingly, the process of flushing caused mists to come out from the toilet and spread out to the entire room.

The mists can spread for up to 10 ft., some of which landed on the toothbrush and razor. Using the exposed items, the guy brushed his teeth and used the razor to shave. It was stated that our body has defense for these “bad” microorganisms but of course if you think about it, these bad bacteria enters the body and spreads in our blood. Also, the razor when used scrapes a part of the skin which opens a portal of entry for the germs.

Watch the Video on How Bacteria Can Spread Through Toilet Flushing:

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To be safe, the toilet lid should be closed whenever it will be flushed to avoid the spread of these microorganisms. Our toothbrush and razor should always be covered or kept away from the toilet or put them inside a medicine cabinet for protection. We can never be sure when our body will get weak and be susceptible to infection so the best thing to do is to prevent the spread of bacteria by practicing good hygiene at all times.

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Scientists Discover 8000-Year-Old Handprints Found in Ancient Cave Are NOT Humans

The strangest thing about these Stone Age hand prints found in an ancient cave? They’re NOT Human.

The Wadi Sura II was first discovered in the desert of Egypt back in 2002. Researchers have been puzzled by the artistic designs that cover the walls of the cave, which are estimated to be 8,000 years old.

There are drawings of human figures, wild beasts, and other weird headless beings, which is why the cave earned the nickname “Cave of Beasts.”

Archaeologists have also discovered human handprints believed to belong to little children.

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Watch What Happens When Molten Salt Is Dropped In Cold Water

As always, don’t try this at home!

I’m guessing you’ve already seen that old 1950s video that shows the United States military testing some nuclear bombs in the ocean close to Bikini Atoll. It was such a scary sight to see as the water rose up after the massive explosion rocked its surface.

This crazy experiment by popular YouTuber Backyard Scientist kinda replicates that but in a smaller scale.

Of course, most of us use salt for food seasoning, for cooking, or for food preservation. However, I think it would be safe to say that most of us aren’t aware that this mineral, when molten, can actually explode – like an atomic bomb - when dunked into cold water.

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DARPA Reveals Design For Their New Vertical Take-Off Aircraft

Ladies and gentlemen, the awesome X-Plane!

If you are familiar with the aircraft industry, you are probably aware about the DARPA’s long-time goal of creating “an unmanned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL)” plane.

According to a report by IFLScience, the long wait may soon be officially over. Besides, DARPA (or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has just awarded the second phase design contract to Aurora Flight Sciences.

This has been confirmed when DARPA recently posted an animated video on their YouTube channel which likewise gives us a first look on the upcoming aircraft’s awesome design.

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