Human skin populated by veritable zoo of bacteriaOK, I made that last part up. But wait for it. As soon as they figure out that some of these bacteria are beneficial, they'll find something we're doing wrong that threatens the little fellas.
Reuters - Mon Feb 5, 5:06 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers on a safari for microbes have found that human skin is populated by a veritable menagerie of bacteria -- 182 species -- some apparently living there permanently and others just dropping by for a visit -- all of them at risk due to global warming. "That's right," said microbiologist Dr. Martin Blaser of New York University School of Medicine, "if drastic measures are not taken, many of these organisms could go the way of the polar bear."
Me, I'm not so sure I've got that many bacteria. That's the way it is though, isn't it? We could see how the other guy might be a biological soup; just not us.
The new chair-eating bear is courtesy of Dallas. See? Global warming is everywhere now. Even the Klondike bear is reduced to eating plastic lawn furniture.