I came across Giant Microbes and really wanted to review them. Although the items are really cute and make great gifts I wanted them for education purposes. . I admit these plush toys are really cute and you really can’t help but smile when you see them. However, there is more to these little toys; each toy comes with an image and information about the real microbe it represents. Each plush toy looks like the actual microbe just a million times the actual size. The information included is easy to understand which is very beneficial in teaching others about the microbe. For example, facts about Hay Fever are a physiological reaction to the courtship rituals of grass, trees, and weeds! The information includes signs and symptoms, as well as, prevention or treatment information
GIANTmicrobes make all sorts of diseases and viruses into these totally cute stuffed…..dolls? Not sure what to call them actually.
I love this thing, I mean look how freaking adorable it is with those long eyelashes and all. Plus it has a card attached that gives plenty of information about Mono.
The reason mono is called the kissing disease is because it’s not highly contagious and usually is only spread through kissing or sharing drinks. My mom says its more common with teenagers which I’m guessing is where it got it’s nickname.
This is what mononucleosis looks like under a microscope so that’s why Mono gets to be this cute purple blob.
There are all types of diseases, viruses and illnesses that GIANTmicrobes have made into cute stuffed….dolls?, such as The Flu, Pimple (ew), Brain Eating Amoeba (zombies?), Mad Cow (giggle), Bed Bugs, Salmonella (raw chicken anyone?), Rabies, Malaria, and Chicken Pox just to name a few.
There are also…..gasp…….STD’s!! I mean seriously, who wants a cute and cuddly STD? Maybe these dolls can be used for health classes, it might make learning about the dangers of sex a little more interesting.
Even though I am annoyed at my mom for teasing me about kissing, I’m kind of happy she got me Mono, since she is totally cute.
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