Would you put your pet's food dish against the side of your face? Settle in for an impromptu nap on the kitchen counter? Well, consider the fact that these often disgusting surfaces have nothing on that smartphone that's never far from your hand or your mouth.

A new list compiled by Mashable compares the germ count on your smartphone with the count discovered on common household items. Mobile phones top this frightening list of five, viewable in the video below. Let's keep those phones clean, people.

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