This hand print shows that we are all crawling with bacteria

Micro-organisms! Even though we can’t see them, they are everywhere. A microbiologist stuck her son’s hand in a petri dish to give a gentle reminder to the internet that we are all covered in germs. But it is not a bad thing.


Tasha Sturm, a microbiology tech at Cabrillo College, asked her son to make a handprint in an agar Petri dish. Agar generally contains a nutrient medium for micro-organism to grow and thrive.

After the handprint was placed, she kept the plate in the incubator. This led the bacteria and other micro-organisms to grow in the culture that you see above. This was a viral picture and was viewed more than 2 million times in Imgur.

Even though it looks deadly, she assures that these are the bacteria that are not dangerous and normally found in the human hand. The blotches are all likely common bacteria.

People must remember that bacteria are found everywhere. But our immune system fights against them daily.

And her son?

He thought those were the neatest thing on the planet

Source: Huffington Post

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