We're all grown adults, right? None of us have actually been in a ball pit as an adult. If you have children you get a pass, but if you don't have children you better not have been in any ball pits as an adult!
Now ball pits can be nasty places, full of germs, bacteria, and other things we don't want to know about. Ball pits were disgusting way before Coronavirus was a thing, but one woman featured in the Washington Post has found herself feeling a little nostalgic for them.
She's not remembering her days of youth. She's remembering a time way back in 2019 when she visited The Color Factory (One of those places made for showing off on Instagram), and was deep inside it's bright ball pit. Natalie Pariano was looking at her photos from the ball pit when it suddenly hit her:
"Oh, I’ll never get in a ball pit again."
The ball pit is a disgusting place full of droplets and viral loads. Peter Raynor, a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, told the Washington Post, "We talk about the three C’s. Closed spaces, crowded places, close contact."
Ball pits check all three of those things on the list! It's no surprise that the ball pit business isn't doing so hot either. Click here to read the full article, and listen to our discussion below: