Less Than Human

Just on time for cold and flu season, a microbiologist at the University of Idaho says we’re not made up of sugar, spice, snails, puppy dog tails, or even mostly human cells for that matter. According to an article in Scientific American, our body contains 10 times as many bacterial cells as human ones, enough to fill a half-gallon container. Yum! Makes you want to buy stock in Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, doesn’t it?

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