gross Things You Didn't Realize Are Covered in Poop  

Lauren Slocum
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List Rules Vote up the most disgusting things you learned while reading this list.

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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Your Phone


Your Phone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things You Didn't Realize Are Covered in Poop
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Your phone is a breeding ground for germs because you're constantly touching it with your grubby, poo-tainted fingers throughout the day. Studies show that cell phones carry a lot more feces than you'd like to think, especially since you're rubbing your phone against your face on a daily basis. 
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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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Rental Cars


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Maybe because they usually smell so clean, the fact that most rental cars are covered in a microbial film of poo is genuinely surprising. You're supposed to feel safe in a rental car! You paid big money to sit in there! But researchers tested a number of rental cars and their results were disturbing - many were contaminated with plenty feces particles. 
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Your Toothbrush


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It doesn't matter if you leave it on the bathroom counter, inside the medicine cabinet, or even hidden on a shelf in your bedroom. Wherever your toothbrush goes, poop particles will find their way onto the business end. Just ask Myth Busters... they tried it.