I'm no germaphobe, or more accurately, Mysophobe (fear of contamination and germs), but I make it a habit to wash my hands a lot more often than I did as a younger man. I mean, there's just some gross stuff out there.

In our day-to-day lives, we touch a lot of filthy things. Most of these things can't be avoided and we often don't realize just how dirty these things are. So to enlighten you, here's the TOP 10 DIRTIEST THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T TOUCH (according to Ranker.com)

1. Money: You don't know how many hands have touched that money.

2. Light switch

3. Computer keyboard

4. Phone: Research shows that cell phones harbor thousands of germs

5. Toilet seat: Duh.

6. Shopping cart. Use the disinfectant wipes.

7. TV remote

8. Bathtub

9. Kitchen sink

10. Kitchen sponge: This might be the most disgusting, germ-ridden thing you touch.

So, you can't touch the kitchen sponge or sink. I'll be sharing this with the wife when she asks me while the dishes are piling up. Finally, I have an out!