Bacteria on money by University of Surrey (15 images)

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These images look like they could be photos of a plague epidemic - but in fact they show the shocking amounts of bacteria that grow on the money we handle every day. University of Surrey science students took the photos of the bacteria which were living on the coins and notes they had on them.

The currency was submerged in agar, a substance that allows bacteria to grow quickly, and then monitored for three to four days. The students found thousands of bacteria colonies living on...
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