Dirty Money: 7 Facts About Money That Will Gross You Out
Facts and DIY
On 28th February 2018
After reading this you will want to actually launder your money. Money is something that no one can live without but did you know that it can be very detrimental to your ability to actually live? Money is a breeding ground for all kinds of nasty bugs. Remember that the next time you eat after handling money. Money is absolutely filthy.
#1 Drug money?
It's been reported that traces of coke can be found on almost 80% of all paper money. There is also trace evidence of other drugs but cocaine is the biggest culprit.
#2 A breeding ground for bacteria.
According to a study done in 2002, almost 94% of all dollar bills had staph bacteria on them from people who don't wash their hands after using the restroom.
If that's not bad enough for you, it's been found that money typically has over 3,000 different forms of bacteria on it including MRSA and the bacteria that is responsible for acne.
#3 Newer doesn't mean better.
People will get rid of damaged and crinkled bills before they will part with crisp money. The reason behind this is people feel like the older dirty looking bills are contaminated by other people and therefore need to go. What they don't realize is that the newer money is just as nasty.
#4 Plague spreader?
You may not realize it but you can actually get sick from money. All it takes is for someone with the flu or a cold to touch the bill after they sneeze or blow their nose. Once you touch it after them if you end up placing your hand near your mouth (say to eat for example) you have now transferred their virus to you.
#5 Let's not forget the change.
Coins are more susceptible to bacteria than bills are. Coins often end up on the ground or in fountains or buried deep down in your pockets. This makes them perfect breeding grounds for all kinds of bacteria.