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Your cellphone has 10 times more bacteria than your toilet seat

0. phoneArena 30 Aug 2012, 13:06 posted on

A man in Uganda recently contracted the Ebola virus after stealing a cellphone; that is no surprise considering a report that said that the average cellphone carries ten times the amount of bacteria as a toilet seat...

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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:11 3

1. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Does that we can leave our phones on toilet seats and still safely lend them to our friends to use afterward?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 02:16 4

19. matt1q2aw3 (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


"Well...goodbye cellphone in the bathroom"

I prefer to keep my bathroom clean.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:18

2. smallworld (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Seems like I read that article 5 years ago...

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:24

3. McLaren (unregistered)


A door knob or a remote control is far more disgusting than a disgusting smartphone.
Jerky & yucky hooray:p

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:33 5

5. Aeires (unregistered)


Drinking fountains are the worst.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 16:37 3

13. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


False actually, don't you watch MythBusters?!?!?!?!?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:24 12

4. alfiehp21 (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


If only my toilet could have 4g!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:34 2

6. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


All I've learned from this article was that the man from Uganda should have stolen a toilet seat instead of a cell phone.

I'm not going to be obsessively wiping down my phone with anti-bacterial wipes just because I'm at risk of catching Ebola. I'm pretty sure there are other ways of me catching a virus rather than lending my cell phone to someone.

And who shares their mobile devices? It's supposed to be a personal portal of communication not your home landline.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 16:41

14. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


That was funny, lol

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:41

7. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Crazy scientist must clean his cell phone with bleach to kill germs that wipe cleaner is not going to germs.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:41

8. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Oh sh*t....I'm always playing games on the toilet.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:51

9. dcgore (Posts: 206; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


So if i have licked my cell phone, am i safer licking...?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:58 2

10. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 158; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


What I learned from this article was that the professor at the University of Arizona is a weirdo.
"I see people talk on their phone on toilets"
That's super creepy o_0

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 14:22

11. troutsy (Posts: 253; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


I'm already excited for the follow-up article where they explain how bacteria can carry the Ebola virus!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 14:49

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Not new topic...

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 16:42 1

15. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


WOW,Talk about what goes around comes around, dang just goes to show stealing doesn't pay.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 18:20

16. webOSlove (unregistered)


I use a microfiber cloth to clean mine

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 23:37

18. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


that just spreads the germs around evenly on your phone :D

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:31

22. webOSlove (unregistered)


Not really ... the fibers pick up the bacteria , germs , and smudges

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 18:22

17. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


People are horribly disgusting creatures.
I clean my phones regularly since my first one 9 years ago.
Why is common sense so uncommon?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:11 3

20. troutsy (Posts: 253; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Common sense is, "The likelihood of bacteria on your own phone killing you is on the order in 1 in billions."

Good luck in your plastic bubble.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:34

21. eyad_996 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


But I get bored in the bathroom!!!

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