Cute and Cuddly….With a Difference

Nat

Nath holds a plush “sperm”

plushviruses

A box of colorful plush viruses

Cute and Cuddly…With a Difference

Who says cuddly creatures can only be cute teddies, doggies, pandas, or bunnies?

At the Hospital in the Rock in Budapest someone with a great sense of humor has come up with the idea of medical-themed plush toys. You can buy plush viruses, or plush sperm, or plush microbes, authentically shaped. All are soft, brightly-colored and come with a label explaining what they are.

Quite a different idea, and could be educational about medical matters if explained properly to kids.

herpes

Herpes virus

theclap

“The Clap”

gasmaskbuyThe ones we saw were 3000 forint (US$10.50) each.

For “fun” you can also buy a model of a gas mask from the Cold War, for 1500 forint. Personally, I’m not sure I’d want kids to have these, as what message are we trying to send/teach?

Advertisements

About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
This entry was posted in Budapest, fun moments, medical history, museum, sights in Budapest and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s