Giant microbes–plush versions of all your favorite pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and fungi–make a great gift for little kids through adults. Introduce a child to the strange world of microorganisms; give an office or laboratory worker a conversation piece. Want to steer clear of germs? Then choose a neuron (Brain Cell Plush) or a T4 bacteriophage (won’t infect you unless you’re E. coli).
For extra laughs, give someone herpes for Christmas!
Can’t decide? Get a bunch of little ones and hang them on your tree (Giant Microbes Christmas tree ornaments).
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