>We Are The Giant Microbes

>At last! At long last! Steve can find Matt some quality ebola for his stocking in the form of a plush toy at the low low price of $8.95. And If Matt is feeling equally, well, warm and fuzzy, he can buy Steve some plush Gonorrhea. Or, if you really like Karl Winter’s stuff, you could buy him some stuffed Salmonella. No, I’m not kidding. This place actually exists. To see the whole pile of choices they offer, go to their main site, GIANTmicrobes.com, choose your country, and look around.

They say their products are good for educational purposes, but they sorta make them out to be a wacky gift/toy. How much of a geek kid would you have to be to appreciate these? They’ve looked at microbes and someone has sat down and designed stuffed animals that represented what the microbe looked like, only way bigger. Please, please, please someone go look at the Giardia doll and describe it to me, so I can picture what Trix’s Giardia bug would have looked like. Or maybe I don’t want that picture. And I wonder what Mad Cow disease looks like. Is it all spongy on top?

God, I feel like such a geek. I have to admit I’m a little curious about some of these. Happy looking around, and don’t let the bedbugs bite.

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