Let us introduce you to the Mega Colon, a special exclusive plush made in collaboration with Philadelphia's Mutter Museum! If you've never heard of the real Mega Colon, it's a phenomenal specimen housed at the museum -- a nine-foot-long diseased colon formerly owned by a very uncomfortable man who performed as the "Human Balloon" as a sideshow attraction. He died from chronic constipation at age 29 with 40 pounds of poop in his intestines. Just a reminder to keep on moving with lots of fiber in your diet. Anyway, the plush mega colon is mega cute and also doubles as an unusual in-flight pillow! Available only through the Mutter Museum shop and online store.
Gigantic and amazingly soft 9" x 8" plush comes with a spectacular booklet-style hangtag filled with drawings of kidneys on ice, kidneys having tea, plus info about the magic your kidneys make every day. The kidneys -- most folks have two -- process your blood, picking out the extra waste and returning nice clean blood to your body. Extra water and waste pulled from the blood become pee! Safe for all ages, this plush comes packed inside a biodegradable plastic sleeve. Designed in California, made in China.
Your Kidneys: Urine Good Hands Location: above waist toward the back Likes: nephrologists, beans, bilateral symmetry, homeostasis, living donors Dislikes: rejection, dialysis, stones Fave song: "Just the Two of Us" by Bill Withers
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Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry. 5-8" in size.