Here's some good news for your day. There's a bunch of stuff that you've always thought are just cesspools of germs and filth that don't actually have much germs on them at all.

Check out six of the items that made the list:

  1. COINS - Coins are, of course, made of metal. But copper, nickel and silver don't support germ life, they actually poison it instead. Germs actually die if they try to live on coins.
  2. TOILETS - Scientists actually say that there are 200 times more fecal matter on cutting boards than toilets. Apparently that's because people are more likely to clean their toilet.
  3. DOG SLOBBER - Dog slobber actually has anti-bacterial stuff in it.
  4. DOORKNOBS - People are so freaked out about picking up germs from doorknobs at public restrooms, they don't actually touch them that much. The doorknobs on the way in are way worse than the ones on the way out.
  5. TRASH CANS - If you line your trash can with plastic and keep it dry, it's not all that dirty. Germs need moisture to survive.
  6. DIRT - Unless there is a bunch of poop on it, the dirt in your backyard is perfectly safe.


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