Watch Why You Should Always Close The Toilet Lid Before Flushing, How Nasty! [VIDEO]

If you’ve been flushing your toilet without closing the lid first, I’m so sorry to tell you this, but you definitely need to see this video going viral on TikTok.

“Here’s why you should always put your toilet seat down before you flush,” TikTok user @xxiamkristinxx, aka Kristin, says. “I saw this video 10 years ago and I have never forgotten it.”

@xxiamkristinxxWhy you need to put the lid down before you flush 🤢 #dirtyjobs #gross #didyouknow #cleantok #foryou #foryoupage #fyp #4u♬ original sound – I Am Kristin📍

Kristin then shares a 2011 clip from the Discovery Channel show Curiosity, in which host Mike Rowe is learning the nasty truth about toilet flushes.

“The thing about when you pee is, you get this splatter, this sort of fountain of life splattering back from the toilet,” a man referred to as “Dr. Don” explains to Mike.

 

“And when you poop, it’s worse. It’s kind of a fecal fountain. It gets all the way to Dave,” he adds. (Dave is a cameraman standing several feet away from them, looking absolutely horrified by this revelation.)

To demonstrate just how far a flush will fling your germs, Mike pees in a toilet…

…And then Dr. Don breaks out a black light.

“Therein lies the contradiction of the modern toilet,” Mike says. “The contraption meant to whisk germs away is actually spewing them right back at us.”

“As you can see with these graphic enhancements, the mist from this bowl can spread staphylococcus and E. coli up to 10 feet, landing on my razor or my toothbrush.”

So basically, close the lid before you flush, or your toothbrush is gonna look like Mike’s:

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