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34 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Germs | Amazing Facts 4U 

  1. Bacteria are single-celled organisms cells that can act like plants or animals.
  2. Amazing fact is bacteria produces oxygen for us to breathe. Some Scientist estimate I could be as much as half of the oxygen we breathe .
  3. Amazingly bacteria have been on earth for 3 billion years.
  4. Do you know that bacteria in the nose and mouth are responsible for bad breath ?
  5. A clean mouth amazingly has between 1,000 and 100,000 bacteria on each tooth.
  6. You are born bacteria-free but acquire them after birth.
  7. Amazing fact is there are more bacteria on the skin of each human than the World population.
  8. Fact is that 10% of human dry weight comes from bacteria. The human body is home to some 1,000 species of bacteria.
  9. Single drop of liquid can accommodate as many as 50 million bacteria.
  10. More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing.
  11. Amazing fact is bacteria 40 million years old have been extracted and successfully grown from a fossilised bee.
  12. Micro-organisms have been brought back to life after being frozen in perma-frost for three million years.
  13. Amazingly in one gram of soil, there are about ten million bacteria living.
  14. Would you believe that an office desk has 400 times more bacteria then a toilet ? It has about  20,000 germs per square inch.
  15. In one study, diarrhea-inducing E.coli was found on 10 percent of coffee mugs.
  16. Fact is when you wear headphones for just one hour it increases the bacteria in your ear 700 times.
  17. The biomass of all bacteria on Earth is more than all the plants and animals combined.
  18. When you flush a toilet, an invisible cloud of water full of germs shoots six feet in the air.
  19. Amazing fact is that a single bacteria cell, given all the food it needs, could divide and subdivide into a ball of cells the size of the Earth in just 24 hours.
  20. It’s amazing that a typical bed houses over 6 billion dust mites.
  21. Most liquid laundry detergents are alive with bacteria that help to break down stains!
  22. Amazingly bacteria are used to make wine as well as vinegar. Vinegar is wine that has been allowed to ferment longer that wine.
  23. Scientists have amazingly found more than 300 viruses capable of bringing fatal diseases to insects. These organisms are entirely different than those that cause disease in humans and are harmless to man.
  24. Walter Reed discovered the first human virus, yellow fever virus, in 1901.
  25. Viruses are inanimate complex organic matter. They lack any form of energy, carbon metabolism, and cannot replicate or evolve.
  26. Amazingly viruses are capable of reproducing and evolving only within cells in plants or animals.
  27. In the 1950s there were 50 million cases of smallpox every year.  1 in 4 cases used to die. After global vaccination campaign , it was eradicated in 1978.
  28. There are a million virus particles per milliliter of seawater! Amazing fact is that lined up end to end, they would stretch mind boggling 200 million light years into space.
  29. A virus called simply M13 has the power to change the world. Scientists at the Berkeley Lab have genetically engineered M13 viruses to emit enough electricity to power a small LED screen.
  30. The deadliest flu pandemic in history took more lives than World War II did. The “Spanish Flu,” as it has been nicknamed, struck worldwide from the spring of 1918 until the summer of 1919. It has been estimated that the Spanish flu killed 21,642,274 people worldwide, with a billion people been affected , that’s amazingly half of the Earth’s population at that time!
  31. It’s amazing that 10 % of your body weight is pure bacteria!
  32. The smell of rain is caused by some types of Actinobacteria, the Actinomycetes in the soil  mostly in warmer climates.
  33. The bacteria that can withstand maximum radiation is  dubbed as “Conan the Bacterium” which can amazingly survive 1.5 million rads, and double that when frozen. In contrast a human will die at exposure to 1,000 rads.
  34. Would you believe that you have 1,458 unique forms of bacteria in your belly button?

By Amazing Facts 4U Team 

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