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November, 2008

George's Obsession

What’s happened to us, George?
I remember when you used to look at
me that way!


Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing


Mueller Hinton
Hardy Has It!

When it comes to disk diffusion testing, Hardy offers a complete line of…

  • Antimicrobial Disks
  • Mueller Hinton Agar plates
  • Broth Media
  • Devices for zone measuring
  • Dispensers and desiccants
  • McFarland Standards and Wickerham cards


Click here for a complete selection of HardyDisks and accessories!

Ever have problems with zone size QC or interpretation?

Click here for a handy Troubleshooting Guide.





Need an MSDS for a Hardy product? All of our MSDS’s are online and can be accessed through our catalog.

Simple as 1…2…3

1 . Go online to the Hardy website.

2. Click on the product catalog and enter the catalog number.

3. Click on “More info”, then click on MSDS “View File”

see example of a product listing
see example of an MSDS

Your Hardy MSDS’s are ready any time you are…24/7.


More Brainteasers


Go ahead! Make your day!

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The Thinker

  • How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in themornings?
  • Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
  • If you can’t drink and drive, why do you need a driver’slicense to buy liquor, and why do bars have parking lots?
  • Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?
  • Have you ever imagined a world with no hypotheticalsituations?

Question: Which bacteria covers you when raindrops are fallin’ on your head?

P. syringae

Answer: Click here .

Seeing is Believing?


Optical Illusion


Read from top to bottom, then from left to right. Did the middle change from a “13” to “B”?


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

Wisdom to ponder…

Woody Allen

Woody Allen
Director, Writer, Actor, Comedian
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

“The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking whatyou have, instead of what you don’t have.”

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a signyou’re not doing anything very innovative.”

“In California,they don’t throw their garbage away – they make it into TV shows.”

“In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decisionmaker.”

“It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to bethere when it happens.”

“Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – andit’s all over much too soon.”

“Most of the time I don’t have much fun. The rest of thetime I don’t have any fun at all.”

“Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, ‘Be fruitful andmultiply,’ but not in those exact words.”

“The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.”

“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Notwounded. Dead.”

“There are worse things in life than death. Have you everspent an evening with an insurance salesman?”

“Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happeningall at once.”

“When I was kidnapped, my parents snapped into action. Theyrented out my room.”

“When we played softball, I’d steal second base, feel guiltyand go back.”

“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the thingsthat make you want to live to be a hundred.”


Rubin #3
You can find more of Leigh Rubin’s cartoon humor by clicking here for a daily Rubes cartoon. Also, check out Leigh’s new 2009 Rubes Zoo in a Box daily desk calendar here , see your favorite bookstore, or call (800) 850-9453.

Zoo Box

Help Wanted – R&D; Microbiologist

Researcher Hardy Diagnostics currently has a position available in research and development of new products at our California headquarters. Interested? Please contact Mike Welch , of the HR department.

Looking Towards 2009…


“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We aregoing to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and itsfirst chapter is New Year’s Day.” ~ E. L. Pierce