20 Bacteria Facts You Didn’t Know

If there’s something we love more than cleaning tips and hacks, it’s definitely learning scientific facts ! For this reason, we have decided to compile 20 of most interesting facts about bacteria to share with our viewers.

1. Wearing headphones for just one hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

Source : eDidYouKnow

wearing headphones increases bacteria in the ear

2. Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis and leprosy can be killed by cashews.

cashews kill bacteria

3. Plaque contains 300 species of bacteria.

Source : Healthy Food House

4. Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.

Source: Business Insider

your mobile carries a lot of bacteria

5.  All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds.

Source : Popular Science

6. The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

Source: Life Hack

desk harbours more bacteria than a toilet seat

7.  There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

Source: WebMD

8. Your genes cannot be changed, but – the genetic makeup of your bacteria can be altered!

Source: ChannelOne.com

9. Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay. (Yay more reason to eat chocolate!)

Source : BBC News

10. A banknote has 3,000 types of bacteria.

Source: Neatorama

11.  Bacteria have the smallest eyeballs in nature but the largest relative to their size.

Source : The Telegraph

12. Bacteria are present in clouds and they make better nucleators to start snow/rain better than dust.

Source : National Geographic News

bacteria is present in the clouds

13. The chlorine in swimming pools isn’t what causes red eyes. It is the chlorine binding to the bacteria in the water.

Source : cdc.gov

14. Airplane tray tables hold more bacteria than most typical household items.

Source : wtop.com

15. Scientists have very recently discovered a new species of rust-eating bacteria that they fear will eventually destroy the wreck of the Titanic within 20 years. They have named this bacteria Halomonas titanicae after the ship.

Source: BBC

16.  Some 15,152 types of life forms, from insects to bacteria, have been identified on the New York subway.

Source: time.com

bacteria on the new york subway

17. The strongest creatures on Earth are gonorrhoea bacteria. They can pull 100,000 times their own body weight.

Source : newscientist.com

18. Bacteria have been around for at least 3.5 billion years, making them the oldest known life-form on the planet.

Source: Discover Magazine

19. It is observed that male employees cause more bacteria in offices than female employees.

Source: healthland.time.com

20. Scientists have recently discovered that a baby’s first exposure to bacteria occurs in the womb as the environment is not sterile.

Source: Time.com

Closing Thoughts

We hope you found this article interesting and instructive !

Check out some of our other blog posts about tips and tricks to make your life easier, including 6 Steps To Ironing A Dress Shirt For Perfect Results and How Often Should You Wash Your Stuff: A Guide On Washing Up By Briiz.

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