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Giant Plush Microbes | 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

12/06/2012
Andrew S. Wiecek

In what other context would it be alright for your child to catch the common cold or the flu?

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Some unique science gifts ideas for kids, adults, and everyone on your list.

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Once upon a time, bacteria scared people. But thanks to Giant Microbes’ plush dolls (and thousands of research papers showing how dependant we are upon bacteria and microbes), the masses have embraced these microorganisms. In what other context would it be alright for your child to catch the common cold or the flu? Your toddler can crawl into bed with malaria without you worrying.

But this year, we’re featuring the stem cell collection. Why? Well, the 2012 Nobel Prize was awarded to two stem cell researchers.

Stem Cell Plush Doll, $8.95, available at giantmicrobes.com