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December, 2008

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“You talk to him, dear. He says he won’t eat oil spills!”


Simplified UTI Workups


The Hardy UriStar Makes Urine Susceptibilities easy, yet Inexpensive

Simply drop the ring on a Mueller Hinton Plate and the UriStar will perform disk diffusion testing with the most common urinary tract antimicrobials according to CLSI guidelines.They include:

  • Amoxicillin /Clavulanic Acid
  • Cephalothin
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Trimethoprim /Sulfamethozasole

List price: Only 86 cents per ring.
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Click hereto order your free samples for evaluation.

Combine the UriStar with HardyCHROM UTIand you have a simplified protocol for UTI’s that is quick, inexpensive, and requires no equipment!

The HardyCHROM UTI plate is a chromogenic media that will identify E. coli and Enterococcus without further testing. It will assist in the identification of Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Citrobacter, Proteus, Pseudomonas, S. saprophyticus, Candida, and others based on color color.

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Click hereto receive some free samples to evaluate and to receive a price quote.

E. colicolonies on HardyCHROM UTI





The perfect combo: A fungal stain and permanent mounting media all in one.

fungal stain

BlueMount combines lactophenol cotton blue with  polyvinyl alcohol to both stain and prepare a slide for long term viewing and storage.

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More Brainteasers


Here’s four that will make smoke come out of your ears!

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The Thinker

  • If nothing ever sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflonstick to the pan?
  • If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why arethere locks on the doors?
  • If a cow laughed real hard, would milk come out her nose?
  • If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and droppedit from a height, what would happen?
  • If you’re in a vehicle going the speed of light, whathappens when you turn on the headlights?

Christmas Brings Peace on Earth…But Only for a Moment

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Click hereto learn more about the most incredible story of a truce in the midst of battle, demonstrating the true Spirit of Christmas.


“Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear”

Wisdom to ponder…


George Patton
1885 – 1945
American Army General during World War II

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but howhigh he bounces when he hits bottom.”

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfectplan executed next week.”

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilarationof victory.”

“Always do everything you ask of those you command.”

“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

“Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.”

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do andlet them surprise you with their results.”

“If a man does his best, what else is there?”

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there,you’ll be amazed at the results.

“We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me,follow me, or get out of my way.”

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilarationof victory.”

“Pressure makes diamonds.”

“A leader is a man who can adapt principles tocircumstances.”


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You can find more of Leigh Rubin’s cartoon humor byclicking herefor a daily Rubes cartoon. Also, check out Leigh’s new 2009 Rubes Zoo in a Box daily desk calendarhere, see your favorite bookstore, or call (800) 850-9453.

Zoo Box

Can you read this?


Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as awlohe.


Round Table…Round Knight

The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference.

He acquired his large size from too much Pi.