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Giant Microbes

Appendix Soft Toy - Giant Microbes

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A cute, cuddly buddy and an educational aid all in one, this quirky plush makes the perfect gift for yourself, anyone with an interest in medicine, or just a healthy sense of humour! 

The appendix is a finger-shaped tube sticking out of your colon. It is often considered a “joke" organ with no function. In rabbits and some other herbivores it helps with plant digestion, but in humans, the appendix may only come to mind if it gets blocked and causes inflammation known as appendicitis.

The appendix mostly does get bad press but iit may actually serve a useful function by harbouring beneficial microbes in your body. In effect, the much reviled organ is really a microbe sanctuary. The theory is that the appendix is a storehouse, a safe house, or a cultivation center for the normal bacteria that your intestines need to properly digest food.

This cute little guy comes with a swing tag with educational information to learn more about this organ.

Size: 17cm x 10cm x 4.5cm approx.

Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!

Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fibre fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.

Age 3 years+

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