How adorable is the Ebola virus? Pretty darn precious when it's in the form of a stuffed animal-like plush microbe. Yep, start thinking about germs differently, friends. Did you know that a flu microbe blown up a million times looks just like a cuddly green caterpillar?
These stuffed little germs, made by Delaware-based Giant Microbes, come in a variety of ailments: sore throat, syphillis, ulcer, flesh-eating virus, stomach ache, ear ache, mono and more. ThinkGeek, which sells the critters for $5.99 apiece, has an amusing photo gallery of plush microbe owners with their germ of choice. One shot shows a girl smooching her mono microbe (caption: "kissing the kissing disease"); another shows a flu atop a keyboard ("Macs are impervious to viruses").
runny noses anymore.
They'd also work as cubicle decorations or a gift to the guy who gave you that nasty cold. They've been out for some months, but we just got infected by them now.