Oct 082011
 
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stuffed black death microbe

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Plush Microbes Details

** Stuffed Black Death Microbes
** Solid Black
** Made by Giant Microbes
** Original 5-7″
** Petri Dish 3 Mini Microbes
** Gigantic 15-20″ Plush Toy

“Ring around the rose.
A pocketful of posies
Ashes, ashes
We all fall down.”

These words go hand in hand with the carefree and fun days of childhood, but, at least according to some, this innocent little nursery rhyme called out by children at play is anything but harmless. Which leads to this nasty-looking microbe. People say that the rhyme refers to the Black Death, or Great Plague of Europe during the 1300s. Well, that may be. In any case, this is one of the most horrible, most painful diseases one can get. Worst of all, there is no cure!

Thankfully, this particular bug has been virtually wiped out in all advanced societies. Did you know that people used to think that black cats spread the illness? Those silly ancestors of ours! It wasn’t the rats the cats were chasing, but the fleas on the rats that the cats were chasing, that carried the disease, or the bubonic plague as it is called. No more cats = more rats = more fleas = more people getting sick. It was a bad business that only ended after most of the population of Europe (and loads of people elsewhere along trade routes and such) were all killed. Yeesh!

Thankfully this cute little guy is as fun as the real disease was not. He comes with a little tag that tells you all about what he does (we will spare you the details), how you catch him, and what can be done once you get him (not a whole lot, unfortunately). Informative and fun! Scare your friends with creepy gross stories about this mean piece of viral work. Just don’t blame us when you get in trouble for telling tales.

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Giant Microbes are perfect for teachers, parents and kids interested in science or humorous gifts. Each stuffed microbe comes with an information tag including scientific name, an image of the actual microbe, and a mini history and science lesson. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
GIANTmicrobes are fun and educational way to learn about various health topics and the microscopic critters that are found in and around us

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