Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

About 80 percent of all bird species in the world inhabit wetlands.

A pound of termites has more nutrients than a pound of beef or pork.

If a bacterium has enough nutrients to live, it will probably divide into two daughter cells. If not, it will probably form a spore casing that can be revived later on, as in the case of Bacillus or Clostridium. They can live for centuries, as evidenced by the “discovery” of bacteria from the ancient Egyptian tombs.

Bacteria reproduce by binary fission, meaning one cell divides into two. Would you consider both of the cells new? If so, you could say that a bacterium can live forever by dividing itself into infinity.

The largest taxi fleet in the world is found in Mexico City. The city boasts a fleet of over 60,000 taxis.

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