The best reason to put down your smartphone

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That iPhone next to your face is probably carrying all sorts of germs. The good news: They’re mostly harmless.

Your smartphone might be packing more than just the latest app.

Bacteriology students at the University of Surey recently imprinted their mobile phones onto petri dishes, hoping to get a peek at the tiny organisms that live on the touchscreens of mobile devices.

After three days, the results looked downright creepy–photos of the culture plates revealed blooms of bacteria within what looks to be an iPhone frame–though the majority of phone bacteria was deemed harmless, according to the Daily Mail.

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