Bacteria Facts – 95 Surprising Facts About Bacteria

Fun Facts About Bacteria

Bacteria usually live in colonies.

Bacteria can reproduce about once every 20 minutes.

The total bacteria in our body weigh about 4 pounds.

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

The smell of the rain is caused by bacteria called actinomycetes.

Sweat is odorless, it is the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it to produce body odor.

There are between 1,000 and 100,000 bacteria on each tooth in a clean mouth.

Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.

10 million to 1 billion bacteria is exchanged between people who kiss.

Most antibiotics are made from bacteria.