Slaven Vlasic
/ Contributor via Getty Images

Ew ew ew ew. Warning, this piece is not for the squeamish.

We do things on a daily basis that we are just used to. We've grown to accept them as a part of our lives without question. But if we thought deeper about these things, would we find that they were, in face, disgusting?


u/voxangelikus asked:

What something that is way more disgusting than most people realize?

Here were some of their answers.


Mmm, Carbonated Mold

Soda fountains.

Darth_Mufasa

You're so right. Mold/black stuff will grow on the inside of the heads and you can't see it unless you take them off to clean them. I had a job where we would remove them, scrub them inside and out and soak them in solution over night, and even then, we could sometimes find some buildup. I shudder to think what people are drinking from soda fountains at 24hr restaurants where they never remove the heads.

HansLuthor

Less Space For Bacteria

Shower loofah. It's a great place for bacteria. Buy a couple of wash cloths and then after you use one just throw it in the washing machine. Or just put on some shower gel on your hands and rub it over your body. That's how I got rid of my body acne

dedahliadivin

It's Raining Gunk

At work, lift up your keyboard, turn it over and tap it about 5 or 6 times on the hard lower edge near the space bar (not the keys themselves) over your table.

For extra gory effect put a couple of sheets of white paper on your desk first.

emmjaybeeyoukay

What's Under There?!

Your jewelry. Old ladies love to brag "I've been married thirty-five years and I've never taken off my rings."

So... How many kids do you have. How many Grand babies diapers have you changed? Have sex? Get weird with it? Toilets cleaned? General dirt accumulation? Hair products and hand cream are just oily binders for... Oh never mind. It gets gross.

willfall165

The Green Plague

Money, I guess a lot of people realize it now but cash is disgusting and bacteria can live on it for a surprisingly long time. Also restaurants are super gross

MontagueorCapulet

Nosy

Picking your nose, it's not your nose that's dirty, it's your fingers that are flithy and your basically shoving germs and bacteria into your nasal passages.

Damroth

Not My Lunch, Please

Buffets. Countless people could have sneezed, coughed, etc. all over whatever pile of unidentifiable left-out-too-long mush that's sitting there

typicaldepressedgirl

Always Close The Lid

Not closing the toilet lid before you flush it, especially if you have a small bathroom. Do you know how far your fecal bacteria can fly out of that toilet?

I watched a video on it a few years back and my life has never been the same

The_Yellow_Blanket

-Gurgles Cautiously-

Water from the faucet.

Don't get me wrong. That's pretty much the only water I drink and I don't care that's it's disgusting.

But after reparing a bunch on main water supply in a lot of buildings, I'm always amazed that we don't simply die from drinking this thing.

The conduits are full of filthy, rust bubble filed with black smelly liquid and stuff. It's disgusting.

Psycko_90

Mites Everywhere

Pillows are nasty AF, even w the cover they're constantly collecting dead skin and serve as a breeding ground for mites. I had a teacher in high school who told us to weigh our pillows once every six months

FartyMcShart

Photo by Jake Nackos on Unsplash

Life can be pretty funny. Sometimes, this comedy is seen and experienced inadvertently, such as when you see someone slip on a banana peel or fall on their butt while walking on the ice.

Hopefully the people you saw these things happen to––and maybe it was YOU!––are okay. But let's face it, people who saw it might have laughed, right?

It's the sudden absurdity that cracks people up, as we were reminded by Redditor I_am_tangible asked the online community,

"What's the most cartoony thing you've seen happen in real life?"
Keep reading... Show less
Igor Miske/Unsplash

People collect art for a myriad of reasons. Some might have a particular artist they admire, maybe it's a personal investment, or maybe they want serious bragging rights.

Whatever the reason may be, there are some incredible pieces of art that may never be seen by the public because the value has made it impossible for anyone but the elite to see.

Some collections are valued at $2.2 billion and are spread across over 100 museums and galleries.

But what about the private collections that are never seen by the eyes of the public?

Keep reading... Show less
JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash

Many of us think we have life all figured out.

Keep reading... Show less
Photo by Alexis Chloe on Unsplash

It shouldn't be hard to try and stay healthy.

Keep reading... Show less