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Infectuously Cute Plush Microbes!

Most folks never realize how cute microbes can be when expanded 1,000,000 times and then fashioned into cuddly plush. Until now, that is. Keep one on your desktop to remind yourself that there is an "invisible" universe out there filled with very small things that can do incredible damage to much bigger things. Then go and wash your hands. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Mad Cow Disease(Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)
When bovine prions stampede the wrong way, everyone says Moo! (Each doll has its own unique pattern.)
E. Coli(Escherichia coli)
Everyone's welcome at a barbecue. Or are they?
Head Lice(Pediculus capitis)
Having a lousy day? We've got a solution. Scratch your head, and try guess what it is!
Sleeping Sickness(Trypanosoma brucei)
Are you tired? Working too hard? Feeling a bit cranky? Do you think you might have sleeping sickness? This little fellow will sing you a lullaby you'll never forget.
Acne/Pimple (Propionibacterium acnes)
Got a blemish? Give our little fellow a big squeeze, and you're sure to feel better!
The Pox/Syphillis (Treponema pallidum)
Don't let a pox end up on your house -- or anyone else's house. The more you know, the better for everyone's real estate.
The Clap/Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
One of the most common venereal diseases, Gonorrhea can be easily cured -- or avoided. Know the risks.
Flesh Eating Disease (Steptococcus pyogenes)
Caused by the same microbe responsible for strep-throats, Flesh Eating can put you on a diet -- fast.
Bad Breath - Halitosis (Porphorymonas gingivalis)
Oral malodor is no laughing matter. But don't give spicy foods all the credit. Microbes deserve their share of the glory, too. Make someone smile (as long as they've brushed first.)
Common Cold (Rhinovirus)
Billions of people a year catch the cold. Now you can get one too -- without getting sick! Learn all about the Common Cold with this cuddly companion.
Flu (Orthomyoxvirus)
This guy may not look too tough, but don't let his cute looks fool you! Once he and his friends show up you're in for a pretty lousy time. Learn about his weaknesses so you can avoid unwanted encounters.
H.I.V.(Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
Not cute in any sense, This plush microbe seeks to educate those about the deadly virus that destroys CD4 or T-helper cells.
Mono - Kissing Disease (Epstein-Barr Virus)
A kiss is just a kiss -- unless she's around! 95% of the population has encountered this sweetie pie. Just think of all the fun you can have giving Mono to somebody without all the medical complications!
Sore Throat (Streptococcus)
No one likes having a sore throat, unless it's a Giantmicrobe! Find out what makes Streptococcus bacteria more than just your average sore throat virus.
Stomach Ache(Shigella)
Having a stomach ache can be loads of fun ... if it's a Giantmicrobe, of course! (And this one will tell you how to keep his friends away.)
Ulcer(Helicobater pylori)
Guess what? Stress doesn't cause ulcers -- microbes do! But we guarantee that this little guy will give your most stressed out pal a laugh.
Beer Yeast(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Come and get it! This microbe is a baker, and a brewer -- and a scientist to boot. Pretty amazing! Learn about the secrets to its success.
Ebola(Ebola Virus)
Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes. Share the love!
BookWorm(Anobium punctatum)
Do you have a favorite bookworm? We do! And our book-lover is sure to interest just about any bibliophile.
Martian Microbe(ALH 84001)
Are we alone? Maybe not! Mars Rock ALH 84001 produced rampant speculation after bacteria-like shapes were discovered inside. And if life does exist on other planets in the solar system, it probably looks like this!

Each 5-7 inch plush microbe comes with a instructional card that includes an actual picture of the microbe along with information about the microbe in its natural environment.

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