Monday 9 February 2015

Fact Hunters: Bacteria, religion & helicopters

Chloe Wager
Have you ever wondered how fast bacteria can multiply? Bacterium can double within 20 to 30 minutes, meaning that millions of cells can form in a few hours.

Jamari Cousins
The hotter an environment, the more likely the bacteria are to grow. Bacteria are less likely to grow below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is why a fridge is so important.

Alex Wicher
Strangely the average office desk has 400x more bacteria on it than a toilet seat! Computer keyboards are particularly vile.

Archy Gore
Did you know that Christianity is the biggest religion in the world with approximately 2.1 billion followers?

Teddy Pilcher
A German called Heinrich Focke and an American called Ivan Sikorsky flew the first helicopter for 230km at a height of 3427m for two hours!

Jessica Peppitt
Amazingly, by April 2013, One Direction had an estimated personal combined wealth of £25 million ($41.2m) making them the second-wealthiest musicians in the UK under 30 years of age.

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