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View Poll Results: What do you like most about the microbes?
Anthropomorphic add-ons (Eyes) 5 25.00%
Uniqueness 10 50.00%
Small Size 3 15.00%
Scientific Value 9 45.00%
Texture and Material 3 15.00%
Cuteness 12 60.00%
Information on Tag 6 30.00%
Resemblence to "Real" Counterparts 9 45.00%
Variety 6 30.00%
Other (Explain in post) 1 5.00%
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Old 01-27-2006, 04:32 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 02-07-2006, 09:41 PM
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Great poll idea, had to work hard to limit to 3 reasons !!! Should have had an "all of the above" option !
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:17 PM
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Default 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.).
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:03 PM
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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 . I agree that the concept alone makes them awesome !
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:32 PM
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I like it all!!!
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Seriously, what's not to love!!!!!
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