This is one of those stories that makes me want to wash my hands at least 257 times a day.
Researchers swabbed a bunch of different surfaces in New York City to see the amount of bacteria on them. And they also swabbed coins, cash, and credit cards . . . which we handle every day without thinking about the germs.
Here are the rankings of all these FILTHY things, based on the average bacteria on their surface . . .
- A McDonald’s door handle had the most bacteria.
- A park bench.
- A parking meter.
- A credit card.
- A public bathroom.
- A subway pole.