Thursday, December 14, 2006

Giving the baby gonorrhea

Perhaps I shall give the baby the CLAP and while I'm at it, tuberculosis, influenza and of course, HIV.

All sorts of maladies in plush form!

You'll find some of these scurried away in almost any microbiology lab. Good fun, but I've never had a thought to buy one until now. Teaching science through stuffed microbes is both clever and disturbing, my kind of combination.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Presuambly an infant would find any plush object(toy)with large eyes appealing, so the microbe toy for an infant is reasonable. For years, the teddy bear toy has evolved from the furious omnivore with a bear snout to a character with an appealing child-like face with large eyes, best wishes, Dad Robichaud