Talk about disgusting. When I first found out that touchscreen devices were crawling with filth, I nearly threw up. A new report from researchers at Queen Mary University in London reveals car steering wheels are nine times more dirty than public toilet seats. How's that for gross?
Ready to hurl? Here's the on average breakdown: 700 different bacteria per square inch on a steering wheel, 80 on a public toilet seat and 1,000 distinct bacteria types on car trunks per square inch. Damn, dirtier than a public toilet seat? That's just nasty.
According to lead researcher Dr. Ron Cutler, most people don't bother cleaning their cars or wiping their steering wheel down so germs build up. Eating and driving is also a bad habit that will help breed bacteria on the wheel. At times like this, I'm glad that I ride public transportation to get around.
Next time you think about grabbing some Mickey D's at the drive-thru, maybe it'd better to just go inside, wash your hands, have a seat and enjoy your bacteria-free chow time.