Here's something you should probably know if you're going to be staying at a hotel sometime in the next few weeks, or you're traveling for Christmas or New Years. There are a lot of surfaces in a hotel room that are just swamped with germs and bacteria like the TV remote, the coffee maker, the hairdryer, even the light switches and door handles.

But a doctor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health says one spot might be worse than ALL of those: The chair in the corner of the room.

Chairs can often be made of hard-to-clean fabric and upholstery, and are definitely not cleaned [like] sheets and towels often, stains on chairs are dabbed and rubbed, but other germs that are not noticeable to the eye remain.

Also, people throw all sorts of things onto the chairs like their dirty clothes, shoes, and bags, which means the fabric is picking up all sorts of bacteria and germs that don't usually get cleaned off between guests. But then again, be honest... have you ever actually sat in one of those hotel chairs?


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