Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Brilliant Bacteria Billboard for Movie Contagion

Our family just finished watching the entire series of Monk on NetFlix. Former detective Monk had a compulsive habit of washing his hands whenever shaking hands, touching an animal, or a child. He might be on to something. Warner Brothers Pictures of Canada hired microbiologists and immunologists from around the world to create a one-of-a-kind living bacteria billboard. Two massive petri dishes were "painted" with pigmented bacteria, penicillin, mold. It didn't take long for the artistic interpretation to start showing it's true colors. On August 31st passers by were given free passes to see the movie "Contagion" in theatres along with other themed prizes. I wonder how much other nasty stuff grew on that billboard that was just in the air or on their breath. If this totally grossed you out, you might want to pick up some antibacterial "Monk Cleaning Wipes."