Saturday, August 21, 2004

So I'm slow ...

I'm finally getting around to reading the backlog of Pharyngula that I missed during my cross-country trip, and found this:

giant stuffed microbe dolls ... I want them all!

Giant, plush microbes. They are SO cute. They've got representatives from most kingdoms: Bacteria, Fungi, Protista, and Animalia (they even include some viruses). You can get a set of 15 for $75 ... I am very tempted. Seeing as I'm going to be teaching a few labs on microbial diversity, I should be able to count this as a professional expense, no?

Oh, maybe I can buy these "microbial models" with my department's (non-existent) budget!

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