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Shark's Protein
01-27-2006, 04:32 PM
What do you like most about the microbes?

(Try to keep it to a minimum of 3 qualities per vote, please!)

I overall like their cuteness, scientific value, and uniqueness.

kskerr
02-07-2006, 09:41 PM
Great poll idea, had to work hard to limit to 3 reasons :D!!! Should have had an "all of the above" option ;)!

Efogoto
02-12-2006, 04:17 PM
The very idea of making cute little toys out of our common ailments is amusing to me:

"Here, catch a Cold."
"You have a Sore Throat? So do I. He's right here."
"Sorry about your ulcer, but it is very kind of you to give a home to these cute little guys."


But the truth is, what I really like is the "sick" factor in having these cute little plushies around my cube that represent some of the worst diseases mankind has had to deal with.

Flu looks so cute and innocuous, but killed over 20 million people in one year alone (1918-1919).
Bubonic Plague, cute as a button, killed off about a third of Europe (1347-1350).
Ebola, one of the more interesting-looking of these plushies, has a lower mortality rate than those above but scores very highly on the gross-out scale.


I will eventually acquire TB and Polio, but I'm waiting for Smallpox (Mostly for its infamous effect on the Americas in the sixteenth century.).

kskerr
02-23-2006, 11:03 PM
My doctor thought I had mono, I insisted I did not and proved him wrong by submitting to a blood test (live in a college town and they assume all kinds of things). I do have the mono plush, I thought about bringing it to my next appt and telling him that I do have it afterall :p. I agree that the concept alone makes them awesome :D!

Giardia
02-25-2006, 09:32 PM
I like it all!!!:D

kskerr
03-04-2006, 04:51 PM
Seriously, what's not to love!!!!!