Earlier this month, we shared the following graphic illustration on our Japanese site depicting the shocking truth about what happens when you don’t wash your hands after using the restroom:
The picture had quite an impact on our cleanliness-obsessed Japanese audience, who began to wonder: if, shaking hands with someone who didn’t wash their hands after using the restroom is virtually the same as shaking their junk, what are the implications for other things we touch with out hands on a day-to-day basis?
We here at RocketNews24 also value good hygiene and think the image above does a great job at visualizing why you should too. However, we realize that not all people are as passionate about hygine as the Japanese, which is why we gathered our most artistically inclined staff members (so, the one guy who doesn’t draw stick figures) to compose this illustrated guide to the implications of not washing your hands after using the restroom.
The guide is as follows:
WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER USING THE RESTROOM!
1. The doorknob
2. The public computer mouse
3. The arcade
4. The in-store smartphone display
5. The swings
6. AKB48 handshake events
7. Train car handrail
We hope these 9 portraits of unsanitary hell have convinced you of the importance of daily hygiene. So the next time you consider walking out of the bathroom without washing your hands, we want you to think about how doing so amounts to no less than sticking a Japanese schoolgirl’s hand down your pants.
Remember, we’re all in this together.
[ Read in Japanese ]