MCNBC.com the other day posted an article about urban myths and legends regarding travel. While the article mostly debunked or pointed out the obsolescence of some of the things people say about being on the road -- hotels transferring your credit card info onto the magnetic strip on the back of your key card, for example, is bunk -- there was some truth in some "legends."
For example, the cleanliness of the glasses in hotel rooms. Just how clean are they? And how are they cleaned? As the article stated:
Sadly, the one that claims hotel maids do terrible things while “cleaning” your room can be all too true. Hygiene standards at hotels are, frankly, in the toilet.
The article referred to the investigative report by an Atlanta TV station, linked here.
I won't assume those glasses are clean again. I think I'll toss some plastic cups in my suitcase before my next trip.