Wisconsin Proposes State Microbe

Most states and countries would be loathe to name a state bacteria, but Wisconsin is not most places. After boasting their dairy products in the form of giant foam cheeseheads for years, the state is taking a new step towards celebrating the substance that put the state on the map --cheese.

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 556 aims to honor bacterium Lactococcus (the little guy that helps make milk become cheese) as the state microbe.

If the measure passes, be sure to keep an eye on the Neatorama store, because I'm sure it won't be long until Giant Microbes releases the first ever state microbe, Lactococcus. The cute guy to the left is in fact not him, but his distant cousin, mad cow disease.

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I guarantee that the prion for mad cow disease is nowhere even close to Lactococcus :P Humans are more closely related to red algae than prions are related to um...anything. Prions are really effed up proteins that somehow have managed to propagate themselves.
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