41 Fun Bacteria Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-28 (over 2 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

41 Fun bacteria facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random bacteria facts.

1. Using a hand dryer will increase the bacteria on your hands by up to 255% because it blows out bacteria already living in the environment.
2. The bacteria that makes some cheeses super stinky are the same ones that cause foot odor.
3. The bottom of your heel alone has 80 different species of bacteria living on it.
4. Mustaches are hotbeds for bacteria because of the moist air leaving the body through the nose and mouth.
5. Vultures urinate on their legs and feet to help cool off on hot days, and their urine also helps kill off bacteria from carcasses.
6. The gut bacteria that cause smelly farts enjoy munching on sugary foods the most.
7. The "post rain" smell is caused by a mixture of plant oils, bacterial spores, and ozone.
8. Inside you belly button are thousands of bacteria that form an ecosystem the size of a rainforest.
9. Shoes smell bad? Put them in the freezer overnight. It will kill the bacteria and get rid of the stink.
10. Tea helps strengthen your immune system by attacking bacteria, free radicals, viruses, and fungi.
11. The average mobile phone contains more bacteria than a toilet seat.
12. Total weight of bacteria living in the human body is 4.4lbs.
13. Fist bumps transfer about one tenth of the bacteria that handshakes do.
14. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times
15. Using a warm air dryer after washing your hands, increases bacterial count on average by 250%.
16. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
17. Vultures urinate on their legs and feet to help cool off and to kill bacteria they’ve picked up from walking through carcasses.
18. Crying is good for your health, flushing unhealthy bacteria out of your body, strengthening the immune system and relieving stress.
19. A person’s mere presence in a room can add 37 million bacteria to the air every hour.
20. Flashlight fish have lights under their eyes. The lights are actually glowing bacteria!
21. A hand dryer can increase the amount of bacteria on your hands by up to 255%.
22. Bacteria have been around for at least 3.5 billion years, making them the oldest known life form on the planet.
23. There is a type of bacteria that eats cancer when injected into a tumor.
24. Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies.
25. Your teeth are home to around 10, 000 million bacteria per square cm.
26. An estimated 80% of contact cases are contaminated with bacteria, they should be replaced every 3 months.
27. Turkey Vultures “urinate” on their own legs in order to stay cool and kill any lingering bacteria from previous meals.
28. One in seven UK banknotes contain traces of anal bacteria.
29. Inside your belly button are thousands of bacteria that form an ecosystem as complex as a rainforest.
30. Armpits can contain up to 1, 000, 000 bacteria per square centimeter.
31. Loofahs are supposed to be replaced about every 4 weeks because their texture holds on to bacteria.
32. To avoid bad bacteria in the shower, you should let it run for a while before you get in.
33. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If your tongue is white, there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
34. The strongest creatures on Earth are gonorrhoea bacteria. They can pull 100, 000 times their own body weight.
35. After two weeks of wear a pair of jeans will have grown a 1, 000 strong colony of bacteria on the front, 1, 500 2, 500 on the back and 10, 000 on the crotch.
36. Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
37. A toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet can get airborne bacteria from flushing.
38. More than 40, 000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a typical French kiss.
39. Only 1% of bacteria cause disease in humans.
40. Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
41. There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
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