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Shark's Protein 01-27-2006 04:32 PM

Favorite Microbe Quality?
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 "sick" factor
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!!!!!

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