Turns out your phone is pretty nasty.
Toilet seats are far cleaner than the average mobile phone a shocking new study has revealed. Initial Washroom Hygiene took swab samples from smartphones and found the average device is nearly seven times dirtier than a toilet seat.
Those clad in leather cases harbored the most bacteria and even phones in easier-to-clean plastic cases have more than six times the germs found on toilet seats, the Mail Online reports.
Initial Washroom Hygiene took swabs using a handheld device which highlights live microbes on the surface.
While swabs from toilets showed bacteria on around 220 areas around the seat, the average mobile phone boasted a disgusting 1,479 such spots.
Experts have warned that mobile phones become filthy because people take them into the bathroom.
Swabs were taken from an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy 8 and Google Pixel to test for the levels of aerobic bacteria, yeast and mold.
The phones’ screens had the highest levels of bacteria, with 100 colony forming units (CFU) per square centimeter for the Samsung Galaxy, 40 CFU for the iPhone, and 12 CFU for the Google Pixel.
Other heavily affected areas for the phones include the back of the handset, the lock button and the home button.
Picking the perfect engagement ring is hard, so he gave her half a dozen to choose from.
Finding the person you love and deciding to spend the rest of your life together is amazing, but nailing the perfect proposal can be a huge challenge. There’s so much to consider for the person doing the asking, like should it be in public or private, intimate or elaborate, and then there’s finding the ideal engagement ring. But one guy found a way around that by proposing to his lady love with not one diamond ring, but six for her to choose from.
When Dennis Brown II got down on one knee and asked his girlfriend Atara Dallas to marry him, he presented her with a box holding six diamond sparklers so she could pick her favorite. He shared a photo of the lavish proposal on Instagram with the caption, “I won at life with her, so she deserves six rings to choose from.”
Brown hired an event planning company to help him get everything just right when he popped the question. They had a photographer, videographer, props designer, florist, makeup artist, hairdresser, drapery expert, and stylists on hand to make the moment one to remember.
Aside from him in a tux, there was a romantic message from Brown, blown up and printed on the wall. It reads: “Today I wanted to give you the greatest gift that I could ever give you … my heart and soul completely, unwavering and all yours … will you accept and hold my hand in yours through this journey?”
Of course, Dallas said yes and she chose a pear-shaped ring from her box of diamonds. Now we can’t wait to see what they have planned for their wedding.