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Curious about the microscopic world living inside our bodies?

A new exhibition has opened at the American Museum of Natural History called “The Secret World Inside You.” Learn all about the world of bacteria residing in our bodies at this interesting exhibition.

Bacteria is both friend and foe to our health. How much do you know about these tiny organisms?

Here are some interesting tidbits from the exhibition:
1. Your interactions with the world – through touch – affects the mix of microbes on your skin.

2. Your gut can affect your moods and behavior due to the mood-affecting chemicals (like serotonin) produced there.

3. There are more bacteria in your digestive tract than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

Satisfy your curiosity at the exhibition or by learning more online. The more you know about your body, the more able you will be to keep it healthy!