How microbes get passed person to person

During the 2010 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, giant microbe toys (donated by their creator, were given to several Nobel laureates and to writer Neil Gaiman. Mr. Gaiman later personally transmitted his giant microbe to another person — singer Amanda Palmer (who performed at the Ig ceremony, and who is affianced to Mr. Gaiman). This video, taken two weeks later at a musical performance by Amanda Palmer, documents the moment when she passed this giant microbe on to yet another person — an innocent child. The video was propagated by the child’s mother:

BONUS: Watch video of the entire 2010 Ig Nobel ceremony itself, replete with many, many microbes. Indeed, the theme of this year’s Ig ceremony was BACTERIA.