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Old 02-18-05, 03:07 PM
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File this news story under "E" for "Ewwwwwww!!"

http://www.kstp.com/article/stories/S6369.html?cat=1

Dirty hotel secrets
Updated: 02/18/2005 09:41:47 AM

The Twin Cities area has several prime hotel destinations.

As consumer investigator Ross Kirgiss checked into many hotels, he came armed for inspection. He had a black light that reveals some of what unaided eyes miss.

Youíve heard about bedspreads, but 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS checked what hotel guests might touch most often: the television remote control. At some places the body fluids were front and center, right at your fingertips.

At the St. Paul Radisson, Kirgiss' room looks clean, but the light showed something on the remote. Following precise procedures, he took swabs at all locations and then sent them to a lab for testing. The results at the St. Paul Radisson: traces of semen on the remote.

At the Bloomington Holiday Inn: the black light was not as revealing, but the lab tests showed urine.

At the Minneapolis Hyatt: semen.

Based on our lab results, these Twin Cities hotels now say they will change the way their rooms are cleaned.

In an email, the Radisson told us it will "develop a new cleansing and sterilizing procedure of the remote controls."

The Hyatt said it "is in the process of evaluating our guest room cleanliness inspection procedures and our housekeeping training procedures."

The Holiday Inn said it "will take the appropriate actions in addressing" the issues raised by our test results.

Pete Snyder, a doctor who advises companies on improving sanitation, said he is not surprised by the results.

"We know that thereís all kinds of sex that goes on in those rooms every night," he said. "Semen and urine are basically signs of what goes on in the room and have absolutely no relationship to any kind of health issue. Itís not going to hurt anybody."

In most cases, bodily fluids you might find on a remote would likely no longer have any live bacteria. Even alive, itís most often harmless.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS also checked the Bloomington Hampton Inn and found nothing. It was the same at Le Meridien. In fact, managers at Le Meridien use black lights as part of daily room inspections.

People usually donít bat an eye when using a bed or a bathroom that someone else used hours before. But in light of what 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS found, traveler Dale Slimmer said, "My wifeís gonna make me carry those little cleaning strips everywhere."

Katie Riegelman from Hopkins said, "Cleaning is one thing, disinfection is another, completely totally different thing."

After the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation, hotels have taken action, changing the way they clean. And you may change the way you act in a hotel forever.

If you want to eliminate any concern, bring rubbing alcohol and use a swab to wipe off the remote. It kills any bacteria it touches and it might give you some more peace of mind.
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All those business men flipping thru the spectra-vision channels while holding their dong.
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I do a lot of traveling, and it's important for me to make my room feel as much like "home" as possible. Those of you familiar with "The Accidental Tourist" no what I'm talking about. Some things I do:

1. Buy a small potted plant for the duration of my stay.

2. Pack my own towels and sheets, and use them instead of the white towels provided by the hotel.

3. Jizz on the remote

4. Picture of the family displayed in a central location

5. Familiar newspapers and magazines to read if at all possible.
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I've known about that for a while. Creepy, innit?
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I do a lot of traveling, and it's important for me to make my room feel as much like "home" as possible. Those of you familiar with "The Accidental Tourist" no what I'm talking about. Some things I do:

1. Buy a small potted plant for the duration of my stay.

2. Pack my own towels and sheets, and use them instead of the white towels provided by the hotel.

3. Jizz on the remote

4. Picture of the family displayed in a central location

5. Familiar newspapers and magazines to read if at all possible.
4/5
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"Semen and urine are basically signs of what goes on in the room and have absolutely no relationship to any kind of health issue. Itís not going to hurt anybody."

a little semen never hurt anybody.
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Well, I guess I'm going to have to stop the habit of licking the remote for good luck when I check into a hotel now...
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I saw something like this on a newsmagazine program a few years ago.

They were shining that UV light all over hotel rooms, and there was cum splattered fucking everywhere -- on the bedding, down the walls, on the carpet. Looked like Groucho and Peter North had a good time in there.

They also found feces on the remote controls...
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You mean hotels aren't sparklingly clean?

Wow. Thank you KSTP!

"Up next, fire is hot. Stay tuned."
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Originally Posted by costanza
a little semen never hurt anybody.
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vitamin E is good for you
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Originally Posted by Spanky BananaPants
Well, I guess I'm going to have to stop the habit of licking the remote for good luck when I check into a hotel now...
Solid, solid 5/5.
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Geez!!! Are the little soaps safe?? Do I need to pack my own toilet paper?? Maybe I'll just sleep in my car from now on.
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This report doesn't surprise me, you wonder how well do they really clean these places.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
I do a lot of traveling, and it's important for me to make my room feel as much like "home" as possible. Those of you familiar with "The Accidental Tourist" no what I'm talking about. Some things I do:

1. Buy a small potted plant for the duration of my stay.

2. Pack my own towels and sheets, and use them instead of the white towels provided by the hotel.

3. Jizz on the remote

4. Picture of the family displayed in a central location

5. Familiar newspapers and magazines to read if at all possible.
Disgusting. Like I really want to read about your "family pictures" and "familiar magazines," you pervert.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
Geez!!! Are the little soaps safe?? Do I need to pack my own toilet paper?? Maybe I'll just sleep in my car from now on.
Trust me. You really don't want to know how much semen is in your car.
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Originally Posted by JasonF
Trust me. You really don't want to know how much semen is in your car.
How many of these fit in the backseat?
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
Geez!!! Are the little soaps safe?? Do I need to pack my own toilet paper?? Maybe I'll just sleep in my car from now on.
Most valet guys like to masturbate all over your steering column. Little known fact.
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My roommates a senior in hotel and restaurant management, so I've heard pretty much every sick thing about hotel rooms. Whenever we go to a hotel, he makes us take off the comforter and sometimes ask for new bedding.
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Some the wild mpeg videos I've downloaded off of the Net pretty much backup this article. I would also add never walking barefoot in Hotel rooms. Let's just say one can get a pretty good DNA soup sample to take home in there shoes.
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Originally Posted by JustinS
Most valet guys like to masturbate all over your steering column. Little known fact.
No they don't.

But they do fart in your car.

Especially if it's an expensive one.
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Men are such pigs.
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
Men are such pigs.
Like the men are the only one dropping semen on the remotes. :
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I'm gonna start packing a universal remote.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I would also add never walking barefoot in Hotel rooms. Let's just say one can get a pretty good DNA soup sample to take home in there shoes.
I love walking barefoot when I'm in the hotel

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