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December 24, 2011

Our inner ecosystem.

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We know now that there are a hundred trillion microbes in a human body.
You carry more microbes in you this moment than all the people who ever lived. Those microbes are growing all the time. So try to imagine for a moment producing an elephant's worth of microbes. I know it's difficult, but the fact is that actually in your lifetime you will produce five elephants of microbes. You are basically a microbe factory. --The Human Lake | The Loom | Discover Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 24, 2011 1:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It has been estimated that, of all the mass of all living things on this planet, plants and animals combined, by far the majority is made up of microbes, by weight.

Posted by: Michael Gersh at December 24, 2011 2:39 PM

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