Cuddle up with some germs this Christmas

STAMFORD, Connecticut (AP) - December 20, 2010

Drew Oliver hopes his Giant Microbes are catching -- with buyers.

He's created stuffed toys in the shape of disease-causing germs.

He says they were first popular among medical workers, but now he even has germ fans on Facebook.

The Connecticut-based entrepreneur says he first got the idea for Giant Microbes as a teaching tool for kids.

The 5-to-7 inch stuffed common cold virus sells for about nine bucks.

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