32 Most Interesting Bacteria Facts and Fun Information

32 Most Interesting Bacteria Facts and Fun Information

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2. Damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands.

3. The microorganisms that cause cavities in teeth appear just when the teeth start emerging from our gums and stay in our mouth as long as we don’t lose our entire tooth.

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5. Microorganisms are not only found on our teeth, but also on gums, tongue, mucosa of cheeks and lips.

6. It is estimated that bacteria produce nearly half of the oxygen found on Earth.

7. Fever protects you from bacterial infections.

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9. Lack of bacterial biodiversity in the body can lead to asthma, allergies, upset stomachs, and certain type of diabetes.

10. A scientist drank a beaker of the bacterium that causes ulcers, to prove that they are caused by bacteria and not stress. He developed stomach ulcers after taking the bacteria and won the Noble Prize in Medicine for proving it.

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12. Gut bacteria passes to the baby from mother through breast milk.

13. Bacteria in food grow rapidly between the temperatures of 40 degrees and 140 degree Fahrenheit.

14. Breast milk contain antibodies that help you fight off bacteria and viruses.

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16. Bacteria usually live in colonies.

17. Bacteria can reproduce about once every 20 minutes.

18. The total bacteria in our body weigh about 4 pounds.

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20. There are more bacteria in our mouth than there are people in the world.

21. The smell of the rain is caused by bacteria called actinomycetes.

22. Sweat is odorless, it is the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it to produce body odor.

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24. There are between 1,000 and 100,000 bacteria on each tooth in a clean mouth.

25. Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.

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27. Gonorrhea bacteria are the strongest creatures on Earth. They can pull 100,000 times their own body weight.

28. A newly discovered species of bacteria that feeds on rust will have consumed the wreck of the Titanic within 20 years.

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30. 10 million to 1 billion bacteria is exchanged between people who kiss.

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32. Most antibiotics are made from bacteria.

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