I don't know about you, but I have seen these cute Giant Microbes toys and products popping up all over the place. I have seen them mainly online, especially blogs, but I have even spotted them in random stores, such as a certain record/toy store in Austin. I have always been a lover of science, and seeing these dolls makes me giggle. I just had to have some for myself! I was lucky enough to get to choose which microbe I wanted to try, although that meant spending nearly an hour browsing the Giant Microbe site looking for the perfect one. They have so many cute toys from so many categories. A few that I thought were super clever were the
(The Clap - Gonorrhea,
The Pox - Syphilis
Herpes, Chlamydia, HPV
Trichomoniasis, Crab Louse)
and the Calamities:
(Black Death, Ebola,
Flesh Eating, Mad Cow,
Typhoid Fever, Anthrax, Cholera,
Dengue Fever, Botulism )
It was a hard decision, but I decided to go for something cute instead of something funny (not that STD's are funny or anything..). I chose the Sea Sparkle minis. Instead of one large microbe doll I chose the petri dish with 3 mini microbes. Ever since watching Blue Planet, I have been fascinated with bioluminescent creatures. The Sea Sparkle is the common term for a Noctiluca Scintillan. Sea Sparkles are a free-living non-parasitic marine-dwelling species of dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescence, when disturbed. OMG these little stuffed creatures are adorable, as well as soft, and they always bring a smile to my face.
About Giant MicrobesGIANTmicrobes® are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes — only a million times actual size! They're humorous, educational, and fun!
Each of the GIANTmicrobes® comes with an image and information about the real microbe it represents. They make great learning tools, as well as amusing gifts for anyone with a sense of humor.
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Want your own Giant Microbe?Open to US residents 18 years of age and older. The giveaway will end on 1/11/13.The winner will be chosen randomly, and will be contacted by email. They will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize. Living the Paisley Life is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.
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