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Viral video of person licking airplane toilet seat disgusts the internet: ‘I’m deeply concerned’
Yahoo Lifestyle Hope Schreiber
Yahoo LifestyleMarch 20, 2019
Twitter user @grimiestt lives up to their name, films themself licking an airplane toilet seat. (Photo: Twitter)
Having to use an airplane bathroom is one of the necessary evils of traveling. On top of the ominous warning to not flush while seated, airplane bathrooms are chock full of germs.
Despite bathrooms on board being disinfected overnight and in between long flights, at least 50 people use the same bathroom a trip, and people generally feel the need to use it, on average, 2.4 times a flight. Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, told Time that he found fecal coliform E. coli on some sinks, flush handles and toilet seats he tested.
So why would someone purposefully lick an airplane toilet seat and then share the video online? Because the internet is a dark, awful place. Who knew this would happen on August 6, 1991, when the internet first went live to the world?