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Bacterial Waste

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#11539
Fun:*** (2.59)
Difficulty:** (1.77)
Category:Science
Submitted By:OD-1Aca****

 

 

 



This bacterial waste product can be extremely deadly in some forms. Yet millions of people voluntarily ingest it everyday.
The bacteria produce it as certain materials decompose. It is used by doctors, janitors, racecar drivers and maybe even you.

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Comments

JJansen
May 08, 2003

Too easy
curtiss82**
Dec 24, 2003

Ethanol is produced by yeast, not bacteria.
Palsha**
Apr 12, 2004

good teaser!
Warrior_Poet
Jan 19, 2006

and the two types of alcohol are produced in two different ways and are quite different. Try again.
vbguy101*us*
Aug 23, 2006

Yeast is a FUNGI.
besmartbabyAba*
Feb 01, 2008

Wau, really interesting
airmoose*au*
Jul 25, 2008

I agree with the other comments, the fermentation of sugars to make alcohol is done by yeast - a fungus, not bacteria. There is a big difference between these two types of microorganisms.



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