By Anonymous - 10/03/2010 20:53 - United States
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I agree with #5. I'm not horribly strict about hand-washing either, and I gnaw on my fingers all day. I've never once gotten sick/shit in my mouth. You have to have pretty bad aim to get shit actually on your hand when you wipe, and I don't now about anyone else, but I use this thing called toilet paper.
OP, If you werent a man, I would ask you if werethe woman who previously had been the record holder for longest finger nails, though recently lost em in an accident, and did this outta habit..... sooo.. you dont have enough money for toilet paper. this is a more of a ewwwwwwww next please.' :/ lol
Agreed. It's disgusting how many people walk out of the stall and leave without stopping by the sink first. For the morons who think toilet paper is good enough protection between their poo and their hands, they fail to consider what they pick up when touching the handle of the toilet, the stall lock/handle and the bathroom door handle. Guess they don't realize how far aerosolized poop/urine spread everytime a toilet is flushed without the lid down (and toilets in most public places don't have lids plus, when at home, most people don't shut the lid before flushing). It's just gross to eliminate without hand-washing afterwards.
@benLarge1: Thanks for promoting the mutation and creation of superviruses Ben. Plain old soap, a sink and some scrubbing is the best way to go. @OP: It should be habit to anyone to wash their hand immediately after going to the loo. I imagine near every toilet or washroom should be a sink... Shame on you.
To all who are in a panic about how everyone doesn't wash their hands all the time: people lived for thousands of years without ever having soap. We didn't even know germs existed until a few hundred Yeats ago. People back then had way worse living conditions than we did, and they didn't get sick every time they took a dump. I'm not advocating for no handwashing, I'm just trying to keep things in perspective. People who don't wash their hands every five minutes aren't subhuman germ monsters.
Onychophagia or nail biting is a common oral compulsive habit in children and adults, affecting around 30% of children between 7 to 10 years and 45% of teenagers. Negative effects Bitten fingertips can become very sensitive to pain, usually at the place the skin meets the edge of the nail. Hangnails are broken skin on the cuticle. When they are improperly removed, they are susceptible to microbial and viral infections producing whitlows. Saliva may then redden and infect the skin. Finally it may also result in the transportation of bacteria that are buried under the surface of the nail, or pinworms from anus region to mouth. Nail biting is also related to dental problems, such as gingival injury. Regarding social effects the aesthetic aspect of the nail may affect employability, self-esteem, and interaction with other people.  Treatment Behavioral treatments are based in discouraging the habit and replace it with a more constructive habit. The most common treatment, as it is cheap and widely available, is a special clear nail polish that has to be applied to the nails. It releases a bitter flavor on contact with the mouth which discourages the habit and has demonstrated its effectiveness. There are also mouthpieces that prevent biting . Behavioral therapy is beneficial when simpler measures are not effective. Habit Reversal Training (HRT), seeks to "unlearn" the habit of nail biting and possibly replace it with a more constructive habit and has shown its effectiveness versus placebo both in children and adults. In addition to HRT, stimulus control therapy is used to both identify and then eliminate the stimulus that frequently triggers biting urges. Finally nail cosmetics can help to ameliorate nail biting social effects.  Related disorders Some related body-focused repetitive behaviors are dermatillomania (skin picking), dermatophagia (skin biting) or trichotillomania (urge to pull out hair).
63 - Life expectancy also used to be 40 or lower... Thanks to some of you disgusting people I'm no longer touching ANYTHING someone else could have touched. Hell, I'll just live in a bubble <3 Interesting fact; the germs from your faeces can pass through up to nine layers of toilet paper... Obviously not instantaneously, but ya know...
People suffered illness very frequently and died from horrible diseases like typhoid, TB, many types of food poisoning and hepatitis. Suffering was very widespread. I don't think it's a good idea to be *obsessive* about cleanliness but we maintain good quality of life by having STANDARDS, and one of those standards is to WASH YOUR HANDS after using the toilet. It's so easy and so basic and you might not get sick but think about the fact that everything you touch after that is spreading to other people. It's so basic. Use some soap and wash your hands after the toilet.
Rey, it helped. Better hygiene led to better living standards and longer lives. Would you really not be concerned if your doctor didn't wash his hands before treating you or your food preparer didn't wash his before serving you? Washing hands regularly is the single most effective thing people can do to avoid the spread of illnesses. Also, just because you managed to drop your load cleanly, it doesn't mean everyone else did.
what's even worse is the people that instead of washing their hands use that sanitizer stuff. yea it may get rid of bacteria on your hands but it makes fungus grow like crazy it's super nasty. I did an experiment with it in my bio class. also desk keyboards and phones have more bacteria than toilet seats.
what the FUCK kind of retarded fml is this?! although I wash my hands so other people aren't bothered, I really doubt that with layers and layers of freaking toilet paper any shit gets on ur hands. do u use ur fucking fingernails?! cuz otherwise this is the worst fml I have seen. what where the mods thinking?
@ 57/benlarge, as a healthcare worker, those liquid antibacterial/alcohol foams are not effective after using the bathroom, when hands are visibly soiled, or after using them 8 times in a row. plus they dry your hands out and crack the skin leading you more prone to infection. that's why I always use good 'ol soap and water in between patients, before/after eating, before/after using bathroom, and after blowing my nose. Hand sanitizer is also useless after the first pump.
How do you forget to wash your hands after taking a massive dump? Sick.
Do you go two knuckles deep in the touch hole to ensure there are no Klingons around Uranus?