Biology Fact of the Day

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On the first day of my Microbiology class, one of my professors decided to inform us that in fact there are ten times MORE microbes that are associated with our bodies (inside/outside) than there are cells in our bodies.

And that’s just the background information to the truly interesting fact. Get ready. You know how some people are more prone to be bitten by mosquitoes (Jon) while others are hardly ever bitten or not at all (me), well it all has to do with the microbes found on your skin. Mosquitoes are attracted to some kinds of microbes than others, making some people more appealing to the nasty pests than others.

Apologies to the many who are victims… I’m not sure if you can change your microbes, they may be more like family and not friends, stuck with the ones you get.

Because science humor can be funny...


It’s not what you think

LADIES, don’t get your panties in a twist quite yet… Contrary to popular belief that women just “can’t handle their alcohol” there is scientific evidence, along with the size factor, that women get drunk easier/faster. Women contain less of the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase in their stomachs. This enzyme breaks down alcohol before it enters the bloodstream, therefore women get more throwed than men on the same amount of alcohol.

Biology Fact of the Day could save your life… or at least your dignity one night!

I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts


Coconut “water” (which is actually liquid endosperm in young coconuts) can be and has been used as a replacement for blood plasma in trauma victims. It was used in the Pacific during World War II when the medics ran out of blood plasma. The coconut “water” contains DNA, RNA, amino acids, vital sugars and salts; basically an isotonic “Gatorade” solution that is completely sterile.

Take notes Bear Grylls!