Interesting facts about bacteria

Did you know that the human mouth about 40,000 bacteria. During a kiss from one person to another is transmitted 278 different cultures of bacteria. Fortunately, 95 percent of them are not dangerous.





10th place: Microbiologists believe that in the world of 5 * 10 in the thirtieth degree (5 quintillion) bacteria.

9th place: The bacteria and bacillus - they are one and the same. The first word - of Greek origin, and the second - the Latin.

8th place: The appearance of bacteria is so successful that it has not changed for billions of years. The evolution of the bacteria was only internal. This phenomenon is called "Volkswagen's syndrome": the appearance of the famous "Volkswagen Beetle" was so successful that it remained for almost forty years.

7th place: According to the ideas of creationism, all living things were created during the creation of the world and could not come then. Hence, Noah and his family were sick with plague, cholera, meningitis, encephalitis, amoebic and bacillary dysentery, typhus and typhoid fever, sleeping sickness, malaria, three days, four days, and tropical and a host of other diseases. After all, they were in his ark!

6th place: There are bacteria that help clean your teeth. Scientists at the Swedish Karolinska Institute crossed these bacteria to conventional yoghurt and is now trying to make transgenic yogurt that will allow us not to brush your teeth.

5th place: The total weight of bacteria living in the human body is 2 kilograms.

4th place: In the mouth, a man of about 40,000 bacteria. During a kiss from one person to another is transmitted 278 different cultures of bacteria. Fortunately, 95 percent of them are not dangerous.

3rd place: The biggest bacterium - it opened in 1999 Thiomargarita namibiensis («sulfuric Namibian pearl"). It can be up to 0, 75 mm in diameter. This is more than a standard point (1/12 inch), which is equal to 0, 351 mm.

2nd place: In the minefields in Mozambique living bacteria that feeds on TNT. The discovery may solve the problem of mine clearance.

1st place: Noble children, which are attributed to the shelves, leaving the army with a silver plate that lies in themselves are not a whim of the rich, and quite practical significance: silver kills bacteria that saved the boy from the various mass communicable diseases such as cholera.

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