Sunday, September 3, 2017

Traveling? Here are 2 of the most Germ-infested Things You'll Encounter

Anytime we can use a picture of Mr. Monk cleaning, we will. So according to 2 recent studies,  travelers should be aware of 2 of the most filth-covered, germ-ridden things: A hotel remote and the air adjustments over your airplane seat! 


Nasty, dirty airplane overhead vents

THIS PART OF THE AIRPLANE HAS MORE GERMS THAN THE TOILET And you've definitely touched it. By now you’ve likely seen the slew of horror stories about how tray tables and lavatories are often covered in germs. But tests commissioned by Travel Math revealed there’s one fixture laden with bacteria that you might not have even thought of: the overhead air vent, which you have to touch to adjust. 

Put hotel tv remotes in a baggie
THE FILTHY HOTEL TV REMOTE CONTROL- The one thing that people use all the time in a hotel is the TV remote. We're sure that they are never wiped down with alcohol, and who knows how many times people have used the bathroom, didn't wash their hands and then touched the remote? Eeeeewwww!!
 - AARP Magazine recommends packing a clear sandwich bag and putting the remote in it to use it - if you're a germophobe. Otherwise, wash your hands after using it before you eat. Yuck! 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14