Your beard is as dirty as a toilet seat.

Action 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico wanted to find out just how filthy things are in men's beards.  So they hired a lab to take swabs from different guys' facial hair and test them out.  The scientists found that some had serious amounts of fecal bacteria in them.

"Quest Diagnostics microbiologist John Golobic tested the swabs, and the results blew his mind.  'I'm usually not surprised and I was surprised by this...Those are the types of things you'd find in (fecal matter),'  Golobic said."

If the city were to find similar samples in the water system, Golobic said it would need to be shut down for disinfecting.  Ew.  So be careful if you touch your beard and then eat without washing your hands.

Photo By: Steve Frost/ThinkStock
Photo By: Steve Frost/ThinkStock

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