|Sizes||Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 40-60cm
XL (XL) 25-38cm
Original (PD) 12-20cm
Minis (MM) 5-10cm each
Keychain (KC) 5-10cm with clip
|Materials||Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.|
|Packaging||Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.|
|Safety||Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.|
All about Booger (Mucus)
FACTS: Dried nasal mucus is what we call boogers. Mucus is a slimy goo vital to your immune system. In your nose, mucus catches wayward microbes and other foreign particles before they reach your lungs. When a cold invades and stuffs up your nose, dead viruses get stuck in the mucus turning it from clear to green. So that dripping snot is escorting out unwelcome microbes. And when mucus dries out, hardens, and sticks in your nose, you’ve formed boogers!
Boogers and mucus are closely related, one more solid and the other more viscous. Both forms are vital to help keep you healthy. In the airways of your lungs, mucus is actually called phlegm.
Mucus and phlegm need to be wet in order to do their job of removing microbes and the dust that you breathe in. When boogers form, you may get that special itching sensation that you’ll want to deal with. Perhaps you think the answer is a little picking to dislodge the source of that itch. In fact, most people do partake in rhinotillexis. Yes, surveys show that over 70% of people admit to picking their nose! Picking is not the best habit though, so why not let your boogers just be and make every effort to avoid rhinotillexomania and especially mucophagy!