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10 things in your house that are dirtier than your toilet

I was looking for a joke but toilet puns stink.

The toilet is not as dirty as we make it to be.

The idea made you cringe, huh? The human habitat has developed from caves in the mountains ( I'm a firm believer that our ancestors should have been the Croods) to posh intelligent houses that can cleanse your butt with just a touch of a button. And speaking of throwbacks, back in the day, a living room was not complete unless each and every furniture was covered with a decorative cloth.

Alike, the idea that the toilet is the dirtiest part of the house is a misconception that we may pardon as a general societal belief.

However, this is far from the truth.

There are so many things that carry multiple bacteria and filth that can do much more than toilet water. Read on.

1. Chopping Boards

Dicing meat on these kitchen savers might me the cause of all your tummy aches. They get smeared so much poop. Raw meat usually has a lot of fecal matter on it. #TeamMatumbo beware.

2. Shower heads

Quite ironic considering you use these to clean up your body. Research shows that the inside of the showerhead is a great breeding place for bacteria.

3. Door knobs

Do you wash your door knobs? Maybe it’s time you do. People use hands to open doors and hands are one of the dirtiest part of the body.

4. Light Switch

Turn off the lights and scrub your hands with a disinfectant as these babies can contain up to 217 bacteria per square inch.

5. Refridgerators

Most fridges test positive of E. coli, a bacterial germ found in the digestive tracks of human beings. Usually it is gotten from getting into contact with feces.

6. Kitchen sinks

Did you know that a kitchen skin is filthier than a whole bathroom? It is a perfect breeding spot of bacteria and germs from raw food and people’s mouths.

7. Handbag

You carry your phone, money and other things that can be considered to be filthier than a toilet. Need another reason to wash your purses?

8. Phone

You use it constantly while going about your day, often unconsciously touching it after doing various odd jobs. Your phone contains millions of bacteria per square inch making it way dirtier that the toilet seat.

9. Kitchen sponges

According to List25, in nearly every part of the world this is notoriously the dirtiest thing in the house. With 10 million bacteria per square inch your kitchen sponge is nearly a quarter of a million times dirtier than your toilet seat.

10. Toothbrush

Get this: When you flush your toilet the germs can travel up to 6 feet and linger for up to 2 hours. A lot of them end up on toothbrushes. So how is your toilet cleaner than your brush if that’s where the germs come from? Stick around to find out!

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