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Things You Didn't Realize Are Covered in Poop

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List RulesVote 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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    Swimming Pools

    Swimming Pools is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things You Didn't Realize Are Covered in Poop
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Y'all already know that public swimming pools are nasty. But did you know that in a study done by CDC, 58% of public pool filters tested positive for E. coli, the notorious bacteria that incubates in the gut and enters the world via poop? Pretty crappy, right?
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    Shopping Carts

    Shopping Carts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things You Didn't Realize Are Covered in Poop
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Whether you're in LA, Portland, or Atlanda, that shopping cart you're pushing is almost certainly contaminated with a coat of E. Coli. Moral of the story: use the sanitizing wet naps whenever you're grocery shopping!
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    Your Keyboard

    Your Keyboard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things You Didn't Realize Are Covered in Poop
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    You rub your finger tips all over it every day and you don't always wash your hands before and after you do it. But hidden in the cracks and living on top of the keys, there are definitely plenty of feces molecules. Keyboards needn't be playgrounds for excrement, though. Invest in some office Lysol, stat. 
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    Rental Cars

    Rental Cars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things You Didn't Realize Are Covered in Poop
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    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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