Who doesn’t like plushies? They are, after all cute and cuddly, and they can serve so many purposes. Even though you may be an adult, plushies can still be fun. And they are even more fun when they represent something geeky, aren’t they?
Having a teddy bear when you 20 plus or 30 plus is one thing, but having a set of these DNA plushies is a whole different thing. I discovered these DNA plushies on Kickstarter, and I just knew I had to post about them. (Aside: I do love Kickstarter!) The project of Jun Axup, the DNA plushies are not only cute and come in different colors, but they also bond magnetically where they are supposed to bond in real life! How’s that for scientifically sound DNA plushies?
You may not know the ins and outs of DNA – I don’t – but the idea of having these plushies is a cool one. They can not only serve as decoration, but in case you throw a party at home, you will have at least one conversation piece. And if you put them on your desk in the office, you are sure to catch the eye of that geeky person you have been wanting to talk to for eons.
Let’s do a quick review about DNA, shall we? According to Axup:
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the most fundamental component in our biology and is composed of 4 bases: Adenine (green), Thymine (red), Guanine (black), and Cytosine (blue). Furthermore, the bases interact with each other via hydrogen bonds (accomplished by magnets) to form base pairs. Adenine and Thymine form a base pair via 2 bonds while Guanine and Cytosine form via 3 bonds.
To give you an idea of the size of the DNA plushies, take a look at this photo.
So yeah, maybe you don’t really want to know all that, but the information will come in handy when someone asks you what those DNA plushies are. After all, you do want to come across as someone who knows their stuff! And if you do already know all about the bases, just go support the Kickstarter project and help Axup out! Also check out the video below.