Bacteria Facts – 95 Surprising Facts About Bacteria

Bacteria facts for kids

8 million year old bacterium was revived in 2007, by a biologist. It was extracted from ice in Antarctic.

A dollar bill has 3,000 different types of bacteria.

The white, bad smelling chunks from your mouth are not bits of food, but they are hardened sweat and bacteria called tonsil stones.

Antibiotics are not effective for common colds and sore throats as they are caused by bacteria and not viruses. Taking antibiotics for such illness is rather harmful than being beneficial.

10,000 species of bacteria have been identified.

Offices that have more male employees have far more bacteria.

Computer keyboards can carry more than 200 times as many bacteria as a seat of toilet.

Antibiotics can increase the risk of developing asthma, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease.

Wearing headphones for one hour increase the bacteria in your ear 700 times.

Bacteria in the mouth and the nose cause bad breath.