i don't know if this is true but, During Autumn of 2000, a team of scientists at the Department of Forensics at University of Toronto removed a row of passenger seats from the Bloor Line subway car for analysis into cleanliness. Despite TTC's claim that the interior of their trains are cleaned on a regular basis, the scientists made some alarming discoveries. The analysis was broken down. This is what was found on the surface of the seats: * 4 types of hair sample (human, mouse, rat, dog) * 7 types of insect (mostly fleas, mostly alive) * vomit originating from at least 9 separate people * human urine originating from at least 4 separate people * human excrement * rodent excrement * human semen When the seats were taken apart, they found: * the remains of 6 mice * the remains of 2 large rats * 1 previously unheard of fungus It is estimated that by holding one of the arm-rests, you are transferring, to your body, the natural oils and sweat from as many as 400 different people. It is estimated that it is generally healthier to smoke five cigarettes a day than to travel for one hour a day on the TTC. It is far more hygienic to wipe your hand on the inside of a recently flushed toilet bowl before eating, than to wipe your hand on a TTC seat before eating. It is estimated that, within Toronto, more work sick-days are taken because of bugs picked up whilst traveling on the TTC than for any other reason (including alcohol). any thoughts, comments?