gross Things You Didn't Realize Are Covered in Poop  

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Sh*t happens. But you probably didn't know it was happening all around you, all the time. After reading this list of crappy truths about fecal debris, you'll realize that just about everything is covered in feces. Your phone is. Your hands are. Your face is now, too. From your favorite handbag to your boyfriend's beard... even your trusty cleaning tools are tainted with poo! 

As innocent youngsters, we were taught to wash our hands with soap for 20 seconds under warm water. But after you read through this list of disturbing bathroom facts, you'll wonder who on earth skipped the hand-washing routine and got the feces particles all over the lemon wedges at Chili's. You may find yourself questioning the intelligence of man... how can we land on the moon and build robots yet we think it's cool to change a child's diaper on a tray that someone eats off of? 

The bottom line is that people are gross and poo is even grosser. Some of these poo-ridden objects are extra unsettling while others are more understandable (but no less upsetting). By the time you finish the list, you may have rearranged your whole home, thrown your shoes out the window, and quarantined your toothbrush. So invest in some Lysol, wash your hands on the regular, and vote up the items you can't believe are covered in sh*t!
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Beards


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There's probably poop in your beard. This just might be the ultimate, most ironic hipster fact of all time. But, if you want to keep your beard poo-particle-free, make sure you practice those elementary school habits and wash your hands frequently. Also, avoid touching your face and anxiously tugging at your beard. 
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Your Favorite Office Coffee Mug


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Do you wash your office coffee mug with soap and water everyday? You really should, even without the strong likelihood that there are poo particles inside it. In a study conducted by University of Arizona Professor Charles Gerba, fecal matter was found in a majority of coffee mugs around the office, simply because people weren't washing them out after each use. 
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Sponges


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According to University of Arizona Professor Chuck Gerba, the sponge is the filthiest item in your entire home. That's pretty disturbing considering the huge role your sponge pretends to play in the cleanliness of absolutely everything you eat off of. It's chalk-full of poop particles, so you should probably throw it in the dishwasher from time to time. 
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Lemon Wedges at Restaurants


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Move over Rohypnol! There's a new party pooper in town. In an informative article titled "Stop! Is That Poop on Your Lemon?" Today Health reports that Passiac Community College science professor Anne LaGrange Loving researched lemon wedge cleanliness and found that six - six - large chain restaurants were serving fecal-contaminated lemon slices in their water.