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Fun Facts About Sponges

Updated on January 19, 2009

Sponges fun facts

This is sort of funny subject to be covering. What can we learn about sponges. They are definitely useful. Well I am sure there are some fun facts out there so let's try and find some:  The fact is that we all use sponges either for cleaning dishes, cleaning the house, or cleaning outdoor items like cars etc.

  • -sponges are a natural or artificial pad which can be used for cleaning. There are also other sponges that you can use for applying makeup.
  • -sponges come in different shapes and sizes
  • -sponges come in different abrasions and types
  • -sponges are usually cheap and efficient
  • -sponges carry more bacteria then your toilet! That is a gross statistic and makes you want to immediately throw out that kitchen sponge!
  • -On average 10 million bacteria are found in sponge. If this is wiped on surfaces and ingested we could get very sick. However, there are companies working on sponges with anti-bacterial properties.
  • -sterilize your sponge every 2 days
  • -you can also soak them in bleach
  • -typically sponges are uses for bathing

Natural sea sponges which are nice for bathing for these reasons:  

  • -highly absorbant
  • -soft texture
  • -durable
  • -long lasting
  • -they hold water
  • -self-cleaning
  • -do not retain odors
  • -won't peel

Babies are put in a tub and sponge bathed. There are also some elderly people who may not want to bath or shower so they are given sponge baths. Usually this is done with a basin of water and the sponge. The person is washed and then rinsed.

Did you know that sponges can be offensive carriers of bacteria and germs and E-Coli which causes illnesses. They also can carry Salmonella and Staphylococcus.  However, there is way of killing these germs.

  • -put your sponges in the microwave on high for 2 minutes and it will kill 99% of the bacteria and germs and they will smell better too! There is nothing more offensive than a nasty smelling sponge sitting on your sink top!
  • -run your sponges through the dishwasher

There are many uses for sponges from cleaning indoors to cleaning outdoors. However, they are also a useful tool for adding texture to your walls. A few years ago the technique of sponge-painting your walls was very popular. This was done by dipping damp sponges into two different shades of paint and applying them to your wall.

Well these are some fun facts about sponges. They have a number of different purposes. Just remember to keep them clean and not spread those nasty germs!


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      theis lover 2 years ago

      f## hate this

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      iheart devon 2 years ago

      love devon this is so stupid

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      i luv connor 2 years ago

      i luv connor and this is so stupid

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      i luv devon 2 years ago

      i luv devon and this is stupid

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      monica 2 years ago

      didn't help

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      Veronica 2 years ago

      Question? My sponges are soak in sugar water for like two days for feeding.. Y do they get blacks spots on them. I do wash them with bleach and the spots do not come off! Hope you can help me

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      Zach 2 years ago

      These arn't really good facts

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      Rosytilly 3 years ago

      hi im from 2nd graed and tanks for hellp me wit me sceince experimunt.

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      selena 4 years ago

      some good information for science fair project but wanna know more about sponges besides having lots of bacteria

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      higuy56 4 years ago

      I need cool facts not boring ones

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      Rebecca 4 years ago

      Whoop whoop science fair baby

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      lolgirl 6 years ago

      add facts, seems boring!

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      ujyhtrgh 6 years ago

      use ful but you need more information so kisses

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      wwfsef 6 years ago

      ok wow but thanks but stupid

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      amber 6 years ago

      thanks this really helped me i have a science project due in two days and i neededsome information on sponge.

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      kfl 7 years ago

      thanks from a fourth grader.

      for my science project

      THNX BRO!!!!!

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      TheSmexyBear 7 years ago

      Thanks i needed this for my project and it gave me some ideas.

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      submitacomment 7 years ago

      more than a toilet? *looks horrified*

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      ffff 8 years ago

      this does not tell you anthing that is cool about sponges

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      big 8 years ago

      that is so stuipd

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      amberrr 8 years ago

      thankkss for thee informationnn (:

      i needed this stuff for my biology projectt