Scientists with waay too much time on their hands and waay too little grant money have allegedly discovered a new forensic technique to identify people. And of course submit new grant research applications.
Every human on earth has a cloud of germs surrounding them at all times - and it is almost as distinct to that person as a fingerprint.
The "microbial cloud" contains millions of bugs that are put out from various pores and points in our bodies.
According to experts, the cloud hangs around a person's body at all times and each individual cloud has a signature that could be read by carrying out genetic analysis of the bacteria.
Scientists were able to identify individuals from a group of volunteers just by sampling germs from the air around them.
The noxious nimbus consists of combinations of microbes emitted from our bodies that vary from person to person.