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This Is Why You Should NEVER Put Toilet Paper On a Toilet Seat

When faced with the dilemma, the solution might seem obvious — cover the seat with a few pieces of toilet paper so you at least create a barrier between your body and all that nasty bacteria.

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Well, it turns out that it might not be as simple as that, and in fact, that’s not the best approach at all.

People assume that toilets are covered in bacteria, but the actual seats themselves are cleverly designed to not pick up any.

Their deliberate curve and smooth surface prevents bacteria from sticking around, so they’re rather safe to sit on.

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Germs cannot multiply on bare skin alone, so don’t expect to get sick from sitting on a dry public toilet seat (key word being “dry,” of course).

So where are all the germs?

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