If you work in an office the chances are there are some colleagues you would rather sit next to than others.
But we’re not just talking personality likes or dislikes here – what can also be a factor is how clean they keep their desk.
The average office desk is said to contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat – meaning that many office workers could be at risk of sickness due to dirty desks.
Research by the University of Arizona found that humans are the most common source of bacteria and that compared to women – men have three to four times the number of bacteria in on and around their desks – phones – computers – keyboards – drawers and personal items.
Theories as to why this might be include men having bigger desks – meaning an increased surface area available for depositing as well as having on average lower standards of personal grooming.