Cheddar homes and gardens

Wisconsin has named Lactococcus lactis its official state microbe, beating out both (1) that green stuff that grows on brats if you leave them out too long and (2) Russ Feingold.

L. lactis plays a vital role in the production of cheese, the Badger State’s second largest export after cheesehead hats.

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  1. HeatherRadish »

    24 April 2010 · 7:28 am

    Microbes everywhere are offended that you consider Feingold one of them. Watch out for necrotizing fascitis.

  2. Jeffro »

    24 April 2010 · 11:12 am

    Ouch! That would leave a mark.

  3. fillyjonk »

    24 April 2010 · 12:02 pm

    Now I’m wondering what would be an appropriate state microbe for Oklahoma.

    (Mountain Cedar pollen doesn’t count; it’s not really a microbe.)

  4. Kirk »

    26 April 2010 · 4:20 pm

    At least Feingold made the top ( or is that bottom? ) three.

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