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(TreeHugger)   Only 31 percent of men and 65 percent of women wash their hands after using a public restroom, a gram of poop contains more than a trillion germs, don't let people put their thumbs in you, and other useful tips   ( treehugger.com) divider line
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2018-03-01 06:52:12 AM  
You people are disgusting.
 
2018-03-01 07:01:09 AM  
Pfft.  All you snowflakes need a good toughening up, judging by the recent events.  That's why I NEVER wash my hands after using the bathroom.  You know the phrase "that which doesn't kill me can only make me stronger"?  I take that shiat to heart (and to the drinking fountain after I'm done--pinching off a big loaf causes big thirst).  Spread those germs far and wide, I say. Immunize ourselves to everything, because if we don't we end up being some stronger, badder lifeform's biatch.  Think I'm kidding? Y'all remember the movies "Alien" and "The Thing"?

Our immune system is the only thing standing in the way of that.  Remember this.
 
2018-03-01 07:01:13 AM  
Yeah but if you're worried about those poop germs ending up in your body, I have some bad news for you; that's where they came from.
 
2018-03-01 07:06:49 AM  

PainInTheASP: That's why I NEVER wash my hands after using the bathroom.


Here, let me put my thumb in you.
 
2018-03-01 07:18:14 AM  
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2018-03-01 07:27:57 AM  
St. George to the rescue, as usual:

George Carlin - fear of germs
Youtube CnmMNdiCz_s


Language warning, in case you've been living under a rock for the last 50 years and don't know who Carlin is.
 
2018-03-01 07:36:30 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: St. George to the rescue, as usual:

[Youtube CnmMNdiCz_s image 480x270][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/CnmMNdiC​z_s]

Language warning, in case you've been living under a rock for the last 50 years and don't know who Carlin is.


I think I'll take my health tips from somebody who's not dead. He obviously didn't know what he was talking about.
 
2018-03-01 08:31:53 AM  
Every time you breathe in, you breathe in insect (and God knows what else) poop.  Somehow we survive it.
 
2018-03-01 08:44:40 AM  
My mum has some health issues so it's a big deal if she gets sick, and my father is a schoolteacher (germ central), so I grew up watching my dad wash his hands alllll the time. The first time I made out with a girl I stopped to wash my hands before I touched her like my dad always did for my mum. This started a rumour in my school that I had OCD.

/you can't win
 
2018-03-01 08:47:57 AM  
...and this is the reason that if any member of the public has touched a plate, and wants something cooked a bit more, I just make something new, and said plate goes RIGHT to the dishwasher, because y'all in the public are nasty. And I'm not risking giving anyone else y'all's nasty.

Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Y'all are just nasty.
 
2018-03-01 08:56:36 AM  
Coworker is so convinced public sinks are gross and covered in germs that she doesn't use them, and uses hand sanitizer instead. Which is great, because now any piss and shiat on her hands is fully sanitized.
 
2018-03-01 09:02:18 AM  
As a sufferer of OCD, I probably should stay out of this discussion.
 
2018-03-01 09:05:09 AM  
What gets me, is when I'm in the bathroom, washing my hands, and a coworker comes out of the stall and walks right out. They might even stop to talk to me for a second. I SEE YOU, JACKASS. At least pretend to wash, or rinse at least.
 
2018-03-01 09:05:17 AM  
Obviously, the percentage for men is lower because we do over half of our business standing up and only touch the extendable part of our bodies to do so.

I don't know about other guys, but I try to keep that particular part of me meticulously clean, so I'm not sure how important it is to wash afterward, if all you've touched is that.

/automatic doors and auto-flush in my office building, so I don't have to touch anything
 
2018-03-01 09:09:30 AM  
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2018-03-01 09:20:35 AM  
I just had two plumbers zap the tree roots in my sewer line so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

They're about to leave... The work area is relatively clean, but I'm going to spray it down with cleansing bleach to be sure. Chemical warfare is the best approach
 
2018-03-01 09:23:46 AM  
When you give your immune system something it is supposed to fight, you reduce the risk of developing allergies.
 
2018-03-01 09:26:18 AM  

MrBallou: Obviously, the percentage for men is lower because we do over half of our business standing up and only touch the extendable part of our bodies to do so.

I don't know about other guys, but I try to keep that particular part of me meticulously clean, so I'm not sure how important it is to wash afterward, if all you've touched is that.

/automatic doors and auto-flush in my office building, so I don't have to touch anything


I don't want to shake hands with your dick, not sure how your colleagues feel about that...
 
2018-03-01 09:35:21 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: St. George to the rescue, as usual:


God, he was just farking brilliant.
 
2018-03-01 09:41:36 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I just had two plumbers zap the tree roots in my sewer line so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

They're about to leave... The work area is relatively clean, but I'm going to spray it down with cleansing bleach to be sure. Chemical warfare is the best approach


Septic system?  Yeah, try being the guy who pulls roots out of a leach field pipe by hand.
 
2018-03-01 09:46:17 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I just had two plumbers zap the tree roots in my sewer line


I assume this is a colonoscopy euphemism?
 
2018-03-01 09:49:38 AM  
Lunchroom Manners The Original Mr Bungle
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2018-03-01 09:50:42 AM  
Wash your hands BEFORE you go to the bathroom.  After too, but before is just as important.
 
2018-03-01 09:50:44 AM  
What if I don't touch my wee-wee?
 
2018-03-01 09:52:45 AM  
Those faucet handles are filthy.
 
2018-03-01 09:55:53 AM  
I learned as a very young child not to piss on my hands.
 
2018-03-01 09:56:32 AM  
Why would I wash my hands? It's not *my* Big Mac I'm making.
 
2018-03-01 10:01:33 AM  
I'm literally in a ServSafe class right now, so I'm getting a kick, etc.
 
2018-03-01 10:02:31 AM  

foo monkey: Wash your hands BEFORE you go to the bathroom.  After too, but before is just as important.


Most times I wash my hands before I pee because I don't want to get my dick dirty.
 
2018-03-01 10:02:33 AM  

flucto: You people are disgusting.


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2018-03-01 10:03:24 AM  
Makes "The Presidio" a far more horrifying flick, doesn't it?

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2018-03-01 10:04:24 AM  

harleyquinnical: When you give your immune system something it is supposed to fight, you reduce the risk of developing allergies.


It fights things off all the time.  You're unaware of the endless attempted incursions your immune system fights off every day.  You can't even talk about them as discrete events, there are so many of them.  Washing hands helps us to deal with the big ones that affect productivity and put you out of commission.  Primarily things like rhino, entero, noro, influenza, clostridium, etc.

Our immune systems don't get "stronger" fighting those off.  Not in any meaningful way.  There's a reason we get a lot of inoculations against the nasty stuff - we live longer because of it.  Get polio, rubella, measles, small pox, or diphtheria, and even those that survive have reduced life expectancies because of them.  You don't gain additional immunities, and you're not better at fighting other things off.  Influenza and noro are he same way.  You don't get stronger by getting them.

The issue you're talking about is one of overly sterile environments or compulsive sanitization of your surroundings.  At that point, yes, it can be an issue. But remaining healthy - and keeping a healthy immune system - can be handled by washing your hands often, stop touching your face, giving some personal space, and encouraging others to stay home when they're sick.  Let your body fight the normal stuff, not the stuff that damages you.
 
2018-03-01 10:10:15 AM  

foo monkey: Wash your hands BEFORE you go to the bathroom.  After too, but before is just as important.


I wait till it's almost a photo finish to go so there would be no way I could wash before going.
 
2018-03-01 10:10:51 AM  
POOP THREAD

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2018-03-01 10:13:53 AM  
TFA: you'll get sick less frequently if you wash your hands.

Farkers: I RUB POO IN MY HAIR DAILY LOL
 
2018-03-01 10:16:32 AM  

Leandros A: MrBallou: Obviously, the percentage for men is lower because we do over half of our business standing up and only touch the extendable part of our bodies to do so.

I don't know about other guys, but I try to keep that particular part of me meticulously clean, so I'm not sure how important it is to wash afterward, if all you've touched is that.

/automatic doors and auto-flush in my office building, so I don't have to touch anything

I don't want to shake hands with your dick, not sure how your colleagues feel about that...


Eww. You shake hands with people? No way I'm touching my dick after that without washing my hands first.
 
2018-03-01 10:18:44 AM  

MrBallou: Leandros A: MrBallou: Obviously, the percentage for men is lower because we do over half of our business standing up and only touch the extendable part of our bodies to do so.

I don't know about other guys, but I try to keep that particular part of me meticulously clean, so I'm not sure how important it is to wash afterward, if all you've touched is that.

/automatic doors and auto-flush in my office building, so I don't have to touch anything

I don't want to shake hands with your dick, not sure how your colleagues feel about that...

Eww. You shake hands with people? No way I'm touching my dick after that without washing my hands first.


I'm in Europe. We kiss each other even.
 
2018-03-01 10:21:27 AM  

MrBallou: Obviously, the percentage for men is lower because we do over half of our business standing up and only touch the extendable part of our bodies to do so.

I don't know about other guys, but I try to keep that particular part of me meticulously clean, so I'm not sure how important it is to wash afterward, if all you've touched is that.

/automatic doors and auto-flush in my office building, so I don't have to touch anything


Leandros A: I don't want to shake hands with your dick, not sure how your colleagues feel about that...


Also, even if you weren't manhandling your dick, washing in the bathroom is simply good for cleansing from the rest of your day.  Your keyboard, that pen you borrowed, the coffee pot, elevator button...
 
2018-03-01 10:34:48 AM  
Well I don't piss on my hands
 
2018-03-01 10:35:05 AM  
I was told poop germs are good for your gut bacteria so maybe men finally have something right.
 
2018-03-01 10:37:47 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: St. George to the rescue, as usual:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/CnmMNdiC​z_s]

Language warning, in case you've been living under a rock for the last 50 years and don't know who Carlin is.


What?  George Carlin is pretty safe for work.

Now.
 
2018-03-01 10:39:57 AM  

Fano: Well I don't piss on my hands


This.

Merely urinating, for males, doesn't really stir up any possibility of germ transfer unless they have an illness.
 
2018-03-01 10:40:15 AM  

umrdyldo: I was told poop germs are good for your gut bacteria so maybe men finally have something right.


Well you do have to introduce them into your own gut so if you like to go deep self exploring then you could be onto something.
 
2018-03-01 10:40:48 AM  

TNel: foo monkey: Wash your hands BEFORE you go to the bathroom.  After too, but before is just as important.

I wait till it's almost a photo finish to go so there would be no way I could wash before going.


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2018-03-01 10:41:35 AM  

Leandros A: I don't want to shake hands with your dick


How would you know?  You haven't met him yet.
 
2018-03-01 10:45:43 AM  
Well, the CDC calls it a DIY vaccine, and I don't want to get autism so...

/some jackasses will probably reach this conclusion
 
2018-03-01 10:54:09 AM  
What I find gross is how people have no respect for public bathrooms and piss and shiat on the toilet, floor, wall, door etc..
 
2018-03-01 10:59:07 AM  

one2toke: What I find gross is how people have no respect for public bathrooms and piss and shiat on the toilet, floor, wall, door etc..


What I find absolutely disgusting is people who wipe their ass and either throw the toilet paper on the floor or in the trash can. Dude, YOU'RE SITTING ON THE FARKING TOILET! FLUSH IT!
 
2018-03-01 11:07:50 AM  

Caelistis: one2toke: What I find gross is how people have no respect for public bathrooms and piss and shiat on the toilet, floor, wall, door etc..

What I find absolutely disgusting is people who wipe their ass and either throw the toilet paper on the floor or in the trash can. Dude, YOU'RE SITTING ON THE FARKING TOILET! FLUSH IT!


Those are likely people from other countries where the sewer systems can't handle the paper. You know, shiatholes.
 
2018-03-01 11:11:20 AM  
TFA: "DIY vaccine"

Goddamit, CDC; are you trying to encourage the antivaxxers?!
 
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