Product Name: “Chlamydia” Giant Microbe Toy
Manufacturer: Drew Oliver (United States)
Product Description: This bacterium is a million times bigger than a real one. It’s a green plush doll and it looks adorable.
Bacteria’s name: Chlamydia Trachomatis, Part of the “Venereals” series
Approximate Size: between 38 – 50 cm / 15 –20 inches
Other Information: The doll is part of a series of stuffed toys that reproduce the shape of tiny microbes- only a million times bigger than actual size! It’s part of the “Giagantic Microbes” line and it’s a million times bigger than a real one.
Don’t be fooled by its adorable appearance, Chlamydia Trachomatis is an intracellular parasite that causes trachoma, blindness and pneumonia. It’s one of the human body’s worst enemies!
The doll comes with an informative label including a microscopic image of the real bacteria and information on its characteristics.
It’s the perfect teaching aide for parents and educators and makes an amusing gift that’s ideal for anyone with a little sense of humor.
Comments: While this cute little Chlamydia is quite sizeable, I have a feeling a good share of the price is the novelty involved… Still, it is adorable and educational. And with it’s size, it could also easily double as a nice throw pillow and be a nice conversation piece.
The information I gathered on this little guy came from Curiosite, so be sure to check them out, they have a lot of interesting stuff. We are not affiliated with them, but I am a fan.