Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I think I might be getting sick so Im going to keep this post short.
I have always wanted to see a microbe up close. Wouldnt it be cool for me to see what a cold even looks like?Of course, you can see the pictures on an electron microscope, but that's not quite the same as actually holding them in your hand. Until they perfect the shrink ray, the closest I'll ever get to that dream comes from Giant Microbes.
Giantmicrobes.commakes fun plush “microbes” that look like common microbes: cold, flu, rabies, mange, etc. only a million times the actual size! Not only do they make great gifts but they are very educational in helping kids understand what each disease looks like and each tag helps explain the disease.
Each plush has a tag and each tag has a photo of what the actual microbe looks like. Inside the tag is a description, which is great when you want to have a little more information about that specific microbe.
The great thing about Giant Microbes is that they have a fun and geeky sense of humor. For example, what I received from Microbe was a heart-shaped gift box of mini-microbe dolls called Heart Warming, including a Sperm Cell, Egg Cell, Kissing Disease, Penicillin, and a pink Amoeba. The egg and sperm cells have little bows on them. The sperm has blue and the egg has pink. Honestly I have no idea what Im going to do with these but they certainly are a conversation starter!
Here are some more Giant Microbes:
What do you think of these Giant Microbes? Which one would you want? Check their website and tell me!