Yesterday, I was in the gift shop at the Telus World of Science, when I saw a tag in a basket of stuffies that said “Ebola”. I laughed at the silly name for a snake. Then I reached for a purple round one with eyelashes: “Kissing Disease”. The sunny yellow one was “Herpes”. The happy green one was “Chlamydia”. The mean black one was “Polio”.
The toys were GIANT Microbes! The tags show the microscopic view of the actual microbe. How ingenious!! I wanted to take them all home with me! These 4 are my favourites:
|Kissing Disease ||Herpes |
|Chlamydia ||Polio |
As I was at the display, a guy and girl walked over and were talking about them. He was showing her one that he picked up, and I took that opportunity to offer him “Herpres”, which he willingly took from me. hehehe! I gave a stranger herpes.
I want to be a science teacher now, and have these little Microbes all over the classroom! They have a website so you can order these cuties online GIANTMicrobes .
|Bad Breath ||Bookworm |
|Common Cold ||Ebola |
|E.Coli ||Egg Cell |
|Fat Cell ||Flesh Eating Disease (love the fork & knife!) |
|Lyme Disease ||Sperm Cell |