Mount it to a long stick, and you'll never have to be in the same room as your sick child!
Buy this thermometer: if you need a temperature read-out, like, yesterday.
Don't buy this thermometer: if you prefer long walks on the beach while waiting for an accurate temp.
In 99% of uses, this thermometer: will not be manipulated by being breathed on heavily.
Left to its own devices, this thermometer: would go ice fishing for a change of pace.
Alternate names for this thermometer include: the TherMOMeter, or "Mo" for short.