Bacteria Facts – 95 Surprising Facts About Bacteria

Interesting facts about bacteria

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

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

Certain viruses can infect bacteria.

Third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis bacteria, but most never have any symptoms.

Bacteria are the simplest form of life. They are made up of only one cell.

Bacteria can be found in different shapes such as rod-shaped, spiral, spherical shaped.

Under favorable conditions bacteria multiply very rapidly, forming colonies of million or even billions.

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, a Dutch merchant and amateur scientist, was the first to observe bacteria and other microorganisms.

Ralstonia metallidurans is a bacterium than can dissolve gold into solid nuggets.

Bacteria help in the digestion of foods in many animals such as cows, sheep, deer etc.