Tuesday, May 01, 2007

what the?


In preparation for the big TRIP I got a Hepatitis A shot today. And my arm is so very, very sore. Anyway, I sat down to write/whine about it and desired a picture of Hepatitis A cells or something when I came across this oddity: it's the Hepatitis virus in stuffed animal form! It can be purchased from giantmicrobes.com, where you will also find cute n' cuddly versions of black death, ebola, algae, dust mites, mange, rabies, and more! I've been trying to think of an occasion for which a soft stuffed syphilis doll is appropriate. Is it meant to soothe the pain of a diagnosis? Some kind of gag gift you bring to a pathology conference? Man, the internet is bizarre sometimes.

3 comments:

Queen Scarlett said...

That's hilarious... so worth it to get for gag gifts...

Meredith said...

I think that it is a thoughtful gift to give to your partner when you inform them that you have syphillis and may have given it to them. A cute and cuddly stuffed STD may help to soften the pain, and may even make your partner think that it is a good thing!

Tony said...

I'm so excited! I want an ebola, a black death, a rabies... I can't wait! Thank you, internet.