Even on a short trip, your hand spends a lot of time caressing the gearshift knob — and picking up microorganisms that might be living there. A tiny 2010 experiment in the U.K. supports this idea. Scientists swabbed 12 ordinary items in a suburban family’s home, then tested those items for the presence of bacteria, including E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, and two types of molds, aspergillus and penicillium.

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  1. So… What’s the very last thing you touch before actually washing your filthy hands?
    The faucet handle on the sink.
    What’s the very first thing you touch after actually washing your hands?
    That dirty faucet handle on the sink!

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