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Giant Plush Microbes: Cute, Huggable and Possibly Lethal

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Written by Lambert Varias | March 3, 2009

Ever wanted to hug an accurate representation of the Black Death bacterium? Or punt an Athlete’s Foot fungus for all those embarrassing years in high school? Or play house with a sperm cell and an egg cell? Or stage a play featuring a cast of microbes? Rejoice, you nerd: the Giant Plush Microbes are here to fulfill your wildest dreams.


The toys above are just four of the 65 available microbe models that Giantmicrobes are selling. Nerds, all together now! From left to right, we have Syphilis (Treponema pallidum), Stomachache (shigella), E.coli (Escherichia coli) and Athlete’s Foot (Trichophyton mentagrophytes)! Yaaaay! Did everyone get it right? Good job! Now go away.


Giant microbes come in three sizes: Original (5″-7″) that sells for $7.95 (USD), Gigantic (15″-20″) for $24.95 and mini packs of three for $12.95.

[via ForeverGeek]