It looks like there’s a reason that our producers, Joe and Steve, are always talking crap.

Research in New Mexico has shown that beards can have as much bacteria as a toilet, including the particles of bacteria found in poop. Gross!

A microbiologist did a study where he swabbed the beards of a bunch of dudes, and he discovered that most beards are filled with bacteria, some have so much that you should probably line your mouth with a toilet seat cover before giving anyone a kiss.

Although the amount of bacteria is apparently present enough that it should make you uncomfortable, it won’t make you sick.

Still, take this as a public service announcement and either wash your face often or just shave it off.

No one wants toilet beard.