Toy of the Times
In the midst of the current invasion, it's no surprise that this snuggly stuffed animal styled after a bed bug is one of Giantmicrobes, Inc.'s top sellers. "It's going neck and neck with Dust Mite in its category," says Charles Foster, director of marketing and business development for the purveyor of pathogen plushies. "We're enjoying the added publicity!" So if all else fails, and the relentless advance of Cimex lectularius continues unchecked, at least we can wrap our wounded arms around one nocturnal visitor that won't bleed us dry.