This makes me feel like cleaning my keyboard on a Saturday afternoon:

Your computer keyboard is FIVE TIMES dirtier than your toilet seat

Computer keyboards can harbour more harmful bacteria than a lavatory seat, it has been claimed.

Many users are at risk of becoming ill with stomach bugs, according to the consumer group Which?

One keyboard was so dirty that a microbiologist ordered it to be removed, quarantined and cleaned. It had 150 times the acceptable limit for bacteria and was five times as filthy as a typical lavatory seat.

Anyone who eats a sandwich or piece of fruit having been tapping on such a keyboard can pick up bacteria that could lead to a stomach upset.

The scientist swabbed 33 keyboards for food poisoning bugs e.coli, coliforms, staphylococcus aureus and enterobacteria and compared the results to those found on a lavatory seat and lavatory door handle. (Source: DailyMail)

But I supposed this may be true. Even toilet seats are cleaned regularly in my house. My keyboard is cleaned like once in a blue moon. Argh… Okay, I’ll clean it today.


Above is my keyboard. Quite dusty it turns out.

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