Here's one good reason to live in New Jersey. According to a new study, gas pump handles are the germiest surface that people encounter each day. However, that won't keep us safe from all the other germs lurking on things we touch often. Researchers went around swabbing everyday objects to find out which are breeding grounds for the worst bacteria and viruses. Other than gas pumps, the nastiest places include: escalator rails, ATM buttons, vending machine buttons, public mailbox handles, parking meter turn-handles, and crosswalk buttons. Scientists say germs from people's hands can transfer seven times before leaving the skin. So....WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!! (