Nov 4, 2007

Gonorrhea and Syphilis as Christmas gift

A new range of Christmas gift from Giant Microbes includes gonorrhea and syphilis! Don't worry, they are just toys, not live microbes. The US company hopes that these odd toys will become a hit during the Christmas season.

The manufacturers has turned microscopic images of viruses and bugs into 5 - 7 inch dolls. The soft toy range includes malaria, mad cow disease, salmonella, ebola, acne, rabies, black death and influenza virus.

Each 5-to-7 inch doll is accompanied by an image of the real microbe it represents, as well as information about the microbe. The toys are on sale from £4 for one or £20 for a set.

Initially, these toys were intended as learning tools for children but have proved popular with adults looking for amusing gifts for partners and friends.

The sales blurb about the Ebola toy says: "Since its discovery in 1976 Ebola has become the T Rex of microbes. Share the love." Link


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