You might want to think again before downing a cup of packeted Nescafe…

So apparently some totally gross people are using their hotel room’s kettle to boil their underwear. I mean WTF people.

I mean WTF people.

Now you might assume that boiling water kills off bacteria – but apparently, not all microbes and bacterium are killed off by simply boiling water.

A senior lecturer in Molecular Biosciences at Massey University in Aukland, Dr Heather Hendrickson, spoke to Gizmodo to say that indeed, boiling your underwear in a kettle was just not cool.

She said,

“It is super super super super gross,”

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Apparently, some bacteria form spores that are highly immune to temperatures up to 120 Celsius and over a long period of time. Botulism causing Clostridium botulinum spores are a good example of this…

That cheapy hotel kettle just isn’t going to cut it!

She continued,

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“These don’t cause sickness if they are consumed, but their presence in certain environments can encourage them to produce a toxin that can be deadly.”

People… please don’t use your kettle to boil your undies – use the laundry service – that’s what it’s there for.

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