Plush Microbes

bacteriaDon’t know whether to think of this as an educational tool, or what. Don’t even know what it is about these that makes them so attractive. Trying really hard though, I suppose I’ve always wanted to own my own teddy microbe. I’ve really always wanted to know what Orthomyoxvirus (the flu virus) looks like, blown up a million times. Or maybe, it’s that I’ve always secretly wanted to spend a night hugging Streptococcus pyogenes (the flesh eating bacteria). It’s comforting, in a therapeutic, get-to-know-your-foes sort of way.

Each 5-7 inch plush microbe comes with an instructional card that includes an actual picture of the microbe along with information about the microbe in its natural environment. I think it’s brilliant. And at 6$ a pop, I think we should all have one.

From Thinkgeek.