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(io9)   Headline:"Your pillow is a lot like a toilet seat, microbially speaking." And subby's toilet seat is a lot like a pillow, hangoverly speaking   (io9.com) divider line 56
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2012-10-22 02:15:09 PM
Actually the toilet seat is probably cleaner. I clean mine weekly with bleach.
 
2012-10-22 02:24:01 PM
Meh... I've slept with my head on the toilet seat, too
 
2012-10-22 02:40:03 PM
But how does it compare to a dog's mouth? We need some perspective here.
 
2012-10-22 02:42:18 PM
You know how it's not like a toilet seat? It's cushy and supports my head and neck while I sleep.
 
2012-10-22 03:49:16 PM
Yeah, but you can't find videos of broads humping toilet seats.
 
2012-10-22 03:50:42 PM
So...poop thread? Or pillow thread?
 
2012-10-22 04:16:59 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, but you can't find videos of broads humping toilet seats.


Rule 34.
 
2012-10-22 04:17:15 PM

gopher321: So...poop thread? Or pillow thread?


How about we sack this shiat before we wind up with feathers in our asses?
 
2012-10-22 04:21:43 PM
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Sleeping on the toilet right now. Big kick, etc.
 
2012-10-22 04:25:59 PM

Jedekai: How about we sack this shiat before we wind up with feathers in our asses?


Indeed. I, for one, would hate for that to happen.

/again
 
2012-10-22 04:27:36 PM
Article kind of mentions at the end, but the important thing isn't the number of bacteria, it is what bacterial species are present. The vast majority of bacteria are harmless or potentially beneficial. It is only some strains, in some species, that even have the capability of causing disease.
 
2012-10-22 04:37:36 PM
Toilet seat fight?
 
2012-10-22 04:38:48 PM
My pillow is like a toilet seat, practically speaking

/coprophiliac
 
2012-10-22 04:42:42 PM
Back in college, I would react badly if someone would walk in to my room and sit on my pillow at the head of my bead. I was considered weird for objecting.
 
2012-10-22 04:45:58 PM
I hate this place. This toilet. This pillow. Whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell. I feel saturated by it. I can taste the stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it.
 
2012-10-22 05:06:20 PM
www.joeylombardi.com

"Only thing that make my life complete, is when I turn yo face into a toliet seat,"

/First thing I thought of.
 
2012-10-22 05:38:54 PM
We live in a microbiological soup. Deal with it.
 
2012-10-22 05:49:09 PM
Lift the toilet seat. It gives you a much larger target and the actual porcelain feel good and so very cool against your fevered puking face.

/at this point. bacteria is probably the least of your worries.
 
2012-10-22 05:52:14 PM
forgot to add this.

O Toilet Bowl
O Toilet Bowl
I Love You
Cause You're Nice and Cool
 
2012-10-22 06:08:17 PM
my toilet seat has penguins on it and my pillow doesnt
 
2012-10-22 06:25:46 PM
I have the worst time trying to find a new pillow. The one I'm currently using is falling apart to the point where I have to put two pillow cases over it to keep stuffing from falling out. But every time I get a new one I hate it so much I go back to my old one.
 
2012-10-22 06:32:55 PM
I occasionally stick my pillows in the freezer.
 
2012-10-22 06:35:18 PM
Most pillows sold nowadays are machine-washable. Germy pillows shouldn't really be a problem if you wash the pillow cases once a week and the pillows themselves once a month or so.
 
2012-10-22 06:41:54 PM

Dhusk: Most pillows sold nowadays are machine-washable. Germy pillows shouldn't really be a problem if you wash the pillow cases once a week and the pillows themselves once a month or so.


I'm allergic to dust mites, so my mattress, box spring, and all pillows are encased in special dust-mite-proof cases.
 
2012-10-22 06:50:41 PM
Well yeah I don't spend all night drooling on my toilet seat, at least not since I was in my 20's
 
2012-10-22 07:19:25 PM
Why do people put there head on the toilet?

/never understood that
 
2012-10-22 07:23:30 PM

Dhusk: Most pillows sold nowadays are machine-washable. Germy pillows shouldn't really be a problem if you wash the pillow cases once a week and the pillows themselves once a month or so.


They get all lumpy and take forever to dry. I just buy the cheapest firm pillows when they're on sale and swap in a fresh one each month.
 
2012-10-22 07:25:15 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Dhusk: Most pillows sold nowadays are machine-washable. Germy pillows shouldn't really be a problem if you wash the pillow cases once a week and the pillows themselves once a month or so.

I'm allergic to dust mites, so my mattress, box spring, and all pillows are encased in special dust-mite-proof cases.


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2012-10-22 07:25:57 PM
I let my pillow go so long between washes the cat tries to bury it.
 
2012-10-22 07:51:35 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Meh... I've slept with my head on the toilet seat, too


This is why all the toilet seats in my house have nice, cushy padding. No hard plastic or fake wood here, no sir!
 
2012-10-22 08:05:56 PM
So, yet another idiot pretending to be an expert, but the act doesn't get past "I'm too stupid to distinguish between species of bacteria"?

Ethanol and methanol are both alcohol. Maybe we should randomly replace half the world's booze with methanol so Darwin can sort out anyone stupid enough to think two members of the same group are equivalent in every way.
 
2012-10-22 08:20:27 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Why do people put there head on the toilet?

/never understood that


Try drinking more [alcohol]. It may not help your understanding but, eventually, you'll be there.
 
2012-10-22 08:46:05 PM
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2012-10-22 08:47:41 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Why do people put there head on the toilet?

/never understood that


Why do people write "there" when they mean "their"?

/never understood that
 
2012-10-22 08:53:18 PM

ParallelUniverseParking: StoPPeRmobile: Why do people put there head on the toilet?

/never understood that

Why do people write "there" when they mean "their"?

/never understood that


Well, I'm trying jtown's suggestion.

/mistakes were made
 
2012-10-22 09:06:44 PM

Lumpmoose: But how does it compare to a dog's mouth? We need some perspective here.


It rates a "three black lab"

/".5" if he's been dining at the cat box again
 
2012-10-22 09:15:31 PM
If you haven't woken up on the floor wrapped around a dorm hall toilet, you're missing out. On extreme embarrassment, even if no one else saw you.
 
2012-10-22 09:59:37 PM

UNC_Samurai: I occasionally stick my pillows in the freezer.


Interesting idea. You must keep a cool head.
 
2012-10-22 10:05:42 PM
Do women insist on putting covers on pillows in order to turn them into random guillotines for your penis too?

Because I've never had a Tristram Shandy with the window-sash moment with my pillows, of which there are too many because I like to have special pillows for under my head, over my head, building impromptu bed forts, hugging, building fake bedmates to half my chance of being stabbed to death by burglars, etc.

Because to tell the truth, I'm skeptical about the mere number of germs being the key factor in how sick you are likely to get. Sure there are more germs on your keyboard than on your toilet, but the germs on your keyboard are hand germs and the germs on your toilet seat are toilet germs. Big difference. The germ on your pillows are drool germs. What can they do to you that they haven't already done to you on your teeth?
 
2012-10-22 10:12:00 PM

EvilEgg: Actually the toilet seat is probably cleaner. I clean mine weekly with bleach.


It's one of the few Mythbusters experiments that I really liked, they showed the toilet seat to truly be the cleanest surface in the whole facility, including the kitchen, I believe. It doesn't surprise me too much, the toilet seat is a dry, cold non-porous surface, while the bowl itself would strike me as a bacteria heaven...


The pillow? Doesn't surprise me in the least. We spend all night, sweating, breathing, leaking oils and shedding skin into the damn thing, and how often do people wash the pillowcase? MAYBE once a week, probably once every two for a lot of us. And then you have the fact that most of that shiat can soak right through the pillowcase to the pillow itself, and fester there.
 
2012-10-22 10:14:14 PM

brantgoose: Do women insist on putting covers on pillows in order to turn them into random guillotines for your penis too?


wut
 
2012-10-22 10:20:32 PM
Maybe if you would stop farting into your pillows...
 
2012-10-22 10:20:40 PM

brantgoose: Because to tell the truth, I'm skeptical about the mere number of germs being the key factor in how sick you are likely to get.


Read an interesting factiod while waiting in line at the bank the other day: Teenagers are 50% more likely to catch a cold than people over 50. We build immunities over the years, it's a plain fact.

brantgoose: Sure there are more germs on your keyboard than on your toilet, but the germs on your keyboard are hand germs and the germs on your toilet seat are toilet germs. Big difference. The germ on your pillows are drool germs. What can they do to you that they haven't already done to you on your teeth?


That's not really how it works though. You can get germs on your hand that get you sick when you transfer them to your mouth, and not before. Also, it's not just the germs that you give off, it's what you carry all over you that then lives in the nice little germ soup you cultivate on your pillow all night long. Germs are an ongoing circle, but if we spend all day every day stressing about them, we'll just make ourselves neurotic germophobes, and probably end up sicker as a result. This doesn't mean that we shouldn't clean our toilet seats and pillowcases though, it just means that we shouldn't panic. We've gotten by breathing into our pillows for 1,000's of years in one way or another, whether it was a pillow, someone's shirt under their head, an animal skin, etc., and we're not dying from the pillow virus yet... ;-)

brantgoose: Do women insist on putting covers on pillows in order to turn them into random guillotines for your penis too?


That's pretty damned funny. While it's nice to not have to sit on a cold toilet seat when dropping the kids off at the pool, I haven't seen a single one that didn't do exactly what you describe. It's not worth the risk...
 
2012-10-22 10:38:12 PM
This is actually true for one Farker. I broke into a random Farker's house and wiped my ass with their pillow case. It's like the lottery but germier.

/sleep tight everyone!
 
2012-10-22 10:51:55 PM
Your pillow, maybe. Not my pillow. Washed weekly.
 
2012-10-22 11:39:06 PM
"And you don't even want to know what is turning up in detailed analyses of public bathrooms."

No. No I don't.

/it's semen, isn't it
 
2012-10-23 12:16:15 AM
I solve this problem by not using a pillow. I find wiping with toilet paper works much better.
 
2012-10-23 12:16:45 AM
Also, when I wake up in the middle of the night and need to pee, and I'm still mostly asleep so my aim is a little off, I've been known to pee of both.
 
2012-10-23 01:32:08 AM

Mike Chewbacca: I'm allergic to dust mites, so my mattress, box spring, and all pillows are encased in special dust-mite-proof cases.


are you also gluten intolerant, borderline bipolar &/or asperger's and allergic to cigarette smoke?
 
2012-10-23 02:04:44 AM

MurphyMurphy: Mike Chewbacca: I'm allergic to dust mites, so my mattress, box spring, and all pillows are encased in special dust-mite-proof cases.

are you also gluten intolerant, borderline bipolar &/or asperger's and allergic to cigarette smoke?


I'm allergic to cigarette smoke. It makes my sinuses swell up.
 
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