I was shopping around for Christmas gifts for my three-year-old and I ran across a human anatomy model. Would this be a weird gift for a small child? Would it emotionally and mentally scar her or would it inspire her to grow up to be a world-renowned pediatric cancer specialist? These thoughts go through my mind and I remember about the really odd toys my sister-in-law texted me a few weeks ago. I had to share these gems with you.

They are called Giant Microbes and they are just about the weirdest thing ever. You can buy plush toys that are modeled after bacteria, viruses, insects, sex cells and even STDs.

GIANT microbes® plushies are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes – only a million times actual size! They're humorous, educational, and fun!

Here are my favs. Herpes is kinda cute.. Cancer is what nightmares are made of.

Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus 2)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com

 

Cancer (Malignant neoplasm)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com

Crab Louse (Pthirus pubis)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com

Diarrhea (Campylobacter jejuni)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com

Zombie Virus (Pithovirus sibericum)

http://www.giantmicrobes.com