The premise is cool, swabbing something onto empty petri dishes and then watching something grow. I mean every kid loves doing experiments with petri dishes in school, myself included.
But sitting at my computer and running through the Google Doodle only to see the disgusting stuff that grows from a keyboard swab…eck! Seriously ready to buy a new keyboard because really how do you save one which has been used by multiple people and has evident gunkiness under the keys?
In addition to learning that one of the gross petri dishes is meant to represent growths from a computer keyboard the other sources of GEW-ness include: smelly socks, a door knob, a panting dog, soil near a plant in the rain, and a dish being washed.
Some quick background information:
Julius Richard Petri was born on May 31, 1852 and he was the Bacteriologist who is considered to have invented the Petri dish.
Major props to him for inventing the dish and developing the technique of agar culture to purify or clone bacterial colonies. Thanks to his smartness other bacteriologists today are able to identify the bacteria responsible for diseases.