All you mysophobes out there may wanna listen to this. A new study reveals that your cell phone carries more muck on it than the bottom of your shoe. Researchers at Dial-a-Phone collected swabs from everyday objects like keyboards, shoes, and even toilet seats and in each case, the swab that was exposed to the surface of a cell phone was the dirtiest of the bunch. Apparently phones are perfect bacteria carriers since we tend to keep them warm and toasty inside our pockets. Their advice: "wipe!" Couldn't have said it better myself, though this makes me hesitate about lending out my cell and using other people's mobiles when my battery goes dead.

Press Release [via Gadget Lab]