Bacteria Facts – 95 Surprising Facts About Bacteria

Bacteria Fun Facts

A pair of jeans will have grown 1,000 colony of bacteria on front, 1,500-2,500 on the back and 10,000 on crotch, after wearing it for 2 weeks.

Bacteria can enter your body through nose, mouth or broken skin.

Most bacteria are not yet identified.

Bacteria are the oldest known living form on the planet, and have been around for at least 3.5 billion years.

Human body has 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells.

Antibodies not only kills bad bacteria but also good bacteria.

Deinococcus radiodurans bacterium can survive 10,000 times the dose of radiation that is lethal to humans, thus making it a prime candidate for the nuclear waste cleanup.

There is a bacteria that is living nearly two miles into underground, sustaining on the energy given by radioactive rocks.

There is a bacterium called Psuedomonas natriegens that can go from birth to reproduction in 10 minutes.

Every 20 minutes, new bacteria grow on a kitchen sponge.