Auuuuugh people šŸ˜© ! Close the lid before you flush and keep the toothbrush in a drawer/medicine cabinetā€¦

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With a wife and 2 daughters, I learned early on to always keep the lid down after using the throne.
When male friends come over and use it, the seat and lid are always left up.
I had the same situation. When the girls became teenagers, I had to do something so I could actually get in the bathroom myself sometimes. So I had a very Spartan bathroom kit installed in the basement. It was very basic. I even had a shower put in. It was officially known as "Dad's bathroom". It was the best thing I ever had done to that house. :)
 

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With just my wife and me in the house, the aerosolization is simply recycling our own shared gut flora, which weā€™ve been doing for fifty years.
 
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Eeeeew, whatā€™s that?
That is the smell of money.
My neighbor has a port-a-potty business named "Liquid Munny".

Of course, if you are smelling an odor, it means you are collecting aerosolized molecules in your nasal passages that your brain interprets as a particular smell. Oh, and these smell molecules typically drain into your throat and are swallowed...
 
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With a wife and 2 daughters, I learned early on to always keep the lid down after using the throne.
When male friends come over and use it, the seat and lid are always left up.
IDK... around these parts the rule is:
"If you need it up you put it up. If you need it down you put it down". This is a non-issue!
 

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Like one of those ā€œfunnyā€ punk rock names Kenny Everett used to come up with back in the day. Gizzard Puke, meet Fecal Plume.
 

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Another factor to add to the "mix" is how forceful the flush is. Some toilets forcefully flush and can indeed create aerosols and/or splatters. Some just drain and create little or no aerosols. Depends on the toilet. Seems to me bidets would create considerable aerosols/splatters. But I've never used a bidet so I can't comment on that. My 2 cents.
 

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Bacteria is nasty.

The dirtiest stuff in a restaurant is not the restroom, though, it's the stuff that everyone touches - menus, salt and pepper shakers, table condiments, the table, these are teeming with bacteria. If a piece of food falls off of your plate onto the table, don't eat it.

The easiest way to get sick from eating at a restaurant ?

Order a salad/fresh fruit.

Itā€™s a scientific fact , backed by years of my anecdotal evidence working in commercial food service and seeing chicken in a prep sink one minute, and romaine in it the next ! šŸ”šŸ„¬šŸ¤®
 

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Last night I had me a double meat Subway cold cut sandwich. This morning I left the lid up on my toilet when I flushed it with the window open on my bathroom, I'm waiting to hear those electric toothbrushes cranking up all over the neighborhood.

 

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You know, there's a whole other way of looking at this.

My mother, a microbiologist, correctly predicted years ago that all the "germ killing" soaps, cleaners, etc. on the market would ultimately render our immune systems less effective because we wouldn't be getting all those little exposures that make us more resilient. We do better when we have small exposures that build up our immunity.
 

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Last night I had me a double meat Subway cold cut sandwich. This morning I left the lid up on my toilet when I flushed it with the window open on my bathroom, I'm waiting to hear those electric toothbrushes cranking up all over the neighborhood.


While sitting on the bowl this morning I ate some oatmeal out of a different bowl.
 

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My grandma was born in 1884. In 1955, her house got indoor plumbing for the first time. She died in 1986 at age 102.

When my older son was in junior HS doing a paper on Dr. Jonas Salk, he learned that Dr. Salk realized that most people had indoor plumbing by the late 1940s, and that was when the polio epidemic happened. Dr. Salk reasoned that a vaccine would work (and it did). With indoor plumbing, society was losing its immunity.

Germophobes are more likely to get sick, under most circumstances.
My son-in-law is one of those guys who carries not only a bottle of Purell, but a backup in the other pocket just in case. He has a cold about 57 weeks out of the year.
 

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Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away

We better stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look, what's going down?
 
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