There’s Poop On Your Toothbrush And Not Your Poop Either

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There is a good chance that we are all gargling shit on a daily basis.

According to a study conducted at the Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, 60 percent of toothbrushes are covered in fecal coliforms, or, more scientifically, microscopic dumps.

If you share a communal bathroom with an average of nine people — here’s looking at you, rising freshmen — then there is an 80 percent chance those turdlings belong to someone else.

That means your roommate’s poop is on your toothbrush. Or, your toothbrush is on your roommate’s poop, if you want to look at it that way.

There’s no escaping the shitstorm, either. Researchers found that rinsing your toothbrush with mouthwash or hot water does nothing to minimize the risk of contamination. Toothbrush covers are futile, as well. They actually keep the bristles moist, creating the perfect environment for the bacteria to flourish like a beautiful, brown rainforest.

How does this happen? Actions such as flushing the toilet send the poopy particles flying through the air. That’s why you and your hall mates should make a pact to never flush again. Once you’ve saved up a ton of crap in the bowl for several months, the concoction will begin to ferment. When everything is nice and ripe, take turns sticking your faces in the bowl and inhaling deeply. Not only will you have a legal way to get high as fuck, but you’ll minimize the possibility of feces splashing on your toothbrush.

The more you know.

[via NY Post]

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