Please Bin Your Work Mug; It's Absolutely Disgusting

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Please Bin Your Work Mug; It's Absolutely Disgusting

If you asked me to give 2016 a name I would call it 'The Year Of Killing Everything I Love' (insert Harambe joke here).

The latest victim of this horrible cull is drinking tea/coffee at work. Can you imagine going a whole shitty working day without a tea or coffee? Can you really? Well, you might have to get used to it, for your health, apparently.

Charles Gerba, a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Arizona, told Men's Health that 'colonies of germs are living in your favourite cup'.

His research showed a whopping 90 percent of office mugs are crawling with germs and a disgusting 20 percent carried fecal bacteria. 'Shit cup of tea that, mate', takes on a whole new meaning.


Bacteria will start thriving when you leave that unwashed cup on your desk (you know who you are, you lazy bastard). But if you're one of the good people who washes it up after each use or at the end of the day, you're still fucked; because the aforementioned germs come from using a filthy office sponge that been lying in the sink for months.

If you don't fancy literally drinking shit then Gerba reckons it's best to take your mug home every day and put it through the dishwasher.


Featured image credit: PA

Topics: Tea, Coffee

Claire Reid
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