You don't know how dirty the world is until you read these Facts


How often do you wash your hands? Do you afraid of bacteria invading your sacred body? Below are a few facts that might help you understand more about bacteria and how to keep yourself clean.

A seventh grade student won a school science fair by proving there was more bacteria in ice machines at fast food restaurants than in toilet bowl water.

According to University of Arizona researchers, the TV remote controls in hospital rooms are worse carriers of bacteria than the toilet handles.

Kitchen sponges and dish cloths in your home are prime breeding ground for the most dangerous sources of bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus. However, they can easily be disinfected by placing the sponge in a microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. It gets rid of the smell too.

There are approximately five nonillion (5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) bacteria on Earth, making much of the world's biomass.

The sales on hand sanitizers have exploded in the U.S. in 2005, more than $67 million worth of hand sanitizers were sold. A 50% increase from 2004 of previous year.

"Extreme Barophiles" are bacteria which live at depths greater than 10,000 meters. They are so biologically different from sea level bacteria that they die in a few hours if brought to the surface.