1. All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds.
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  2. The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
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  3. There're more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
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  4. The "smell of rain" is caused by a bacteria called actinomycetes.
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  5. Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.
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  6. Researchers found 1,458 new species of bacteria in belly buttons.
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  7. Sweat itself is odorless. It's the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor.
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  8. A clean mouth has between
    1,000 and 100,000 bacteria on each tooth.
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  9. Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.
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  10. Tap water has a shelf-life of 6 months, after which chlorine dissipates and bacteria starts to grow.
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  11. There's a breed of bacteria that lives in hairspray.
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  12. A dollar bill has
    3,000 types of bacteria.
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  13. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria.
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  14. Most antibiotics are made from bacteria.
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  15. After two weeks of wear, a pair of jeans will have grown a 1,000-strong colony of bacteria on the front, 1,500–2,500 on the back, and 10,000 on the crotch.
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  16. The strongest creatures on Earth are gonorrhea bacteria. They can pull 100,000 times their own body weight.
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  17. Offices with more male employees have far more bacteria.
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  18. In 2013, a bacteria was found in New Zealand that's resistant to every single antibiotic known.
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  19. Computer Keyboards can carry more than 200 times as many bacteria as a toilet seat.
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  20. New bacteria grows on a kitchen sponge every 20 minutes.
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  21. 20% of office coffee mugs contain fecal bacteria.
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  22. Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies.
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  23. Some 15,152 types of life forms, from insects to bacteria, have been identified on the New York subway.
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  24. A newly-discovered species of rust-eating bacteria will have consumed the wreck of the Titanic within 20 years.
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  25. Beans increase flatulence because they carry a type of sugar called "oligosaccharides", which are hard for bacteria to break down, so they release gas in the process.
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  26. Airplane tray tables hold more bacteria than most typical household items, a study found.
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  27. Horseshoe crab blood is worth US$15,000/L, due to its ability to detect bacteria.
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  28. The chlorine in swimming pools isn't what causes red eyes. It is the chlorine binding to the bacteria in the water.
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  29. There are viruses that infect bacteria.
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  30. It's estimated that a third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis bacteria, but most never have any symptoms.
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  31. Bacteria have the smallest eyeballs in nature but the largest relative to their size.
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  32. A report found that the free weights at the gym have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
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