When you think of the grossest things in your everyday life, the toilet seems to be at the top of the list. What could possibly be dirtier than a toilet seat? Turns out, a lot of things. Things that you use just as often, and that put the commode to shame in the germs department.

Once you see this list, there’s no going back.

1. The ice in your drink.


70% of ice served in restaurants tested dirtier than the water in your toilet.

2. Your fridge.


Refrigerators commonly test positive for e. coli and salmonella.

3. Your keyboard.


Your keyboard is anywhere up to 200 times more filthy than your toilet seat.

4. Your cellphone.


Your cellular device is 10 times dirtier than the average toilet.

5. Menus


Restaurant menus are typically covered in bacteria.

6. Carpets


Your carpet holds a lot of germs – 4000 times that of a toilet.

7. Reusable shopping bags can be home to more fecal matter than your typical john.


8. The remote.


The TV remote is often the most filthy item in your household.

9. Your desk.


Your work desk can be up to 400 times as dirty as your toilet.

10. Your bed.


After around 10 years of use, your mattress can double in weight due to dead skin cells and dust mite feces.

11. Handbags


A woman’s purse gets carried everywhere and is often filthy.

12. Money


Those bills are also covered in bacteria.

Source: Ebaum’s World

Anybody else feel like they need to take a shower? Maybe we should all just live in bubbles.

Share the gross truth with your friends and spread the word (but not the germs).