DID YOU KNOW?

Freud fainted in company of talented people

An older term for rabies is hydrophobia (fear of water)

You can still visit Pavlov’s lab but you have to ask the key to the university concierge

Penicillin was discovered by accident, and that’s serendipity

We inhale thousands of bacteria with every breath we take

Oysters may carry herpes viruses

Our skin is our first line of defense against invading organisms

No less than 75% of new agents that infect humans actually come from the animal world

The average human body carries ten times more bacterial cells than human cells

Viruses are not alive and they are not dead either. They do not have cells and without a host they are just inert packets of chemicals. But they do have genes, they reproduce, and they evolve through natural selection.

Half of all human DNA originally came from viruses

The first human influenza virus was isolated in 1933