Saturday, October 29, 2005

Beyond giant microbes: How about the digestive system?

A couple of days ago, I mentioned a company that sells giant plush microbes. But that's not the only medical-related fluffiness you can get.

How about a knitted digestive tract, anyone?



I think it's particularly hilarious that the person labeling the picture felt compelled to label the finger pointing to the digestive tract...

(Via Boing Boing and Kevin, M.D.)

10 example(s) of insolence returned:


At 10/29/2005 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, that's awesome. I hadn't noticed the finger label.

-Ali

 

At 10/29/2005 3:59 PM, Blogger Radagast said...

I own a complete (I think) set of the plush microbes; they're insanely cute in person.

 

At 10/29/2005 7:42 PM, Blogger Greg P said...

Forget the finger. What's the tongue doing in there?

 

At 10/29/2005 7:51 PM, Blogger Orac said...

The tongue can be considered part of the digestive tract.

 

At 10/29/2005 10:21 PM, Blogger coturnix said...

Any teeth?

I adore the Microbes. I've had a link to their site for almost a year on my blog.

BTW, wanna debunk this?

 

At 10/30/2005 1:03 AM, Blogger Don Sheffler said...

By applying my Macrame Filter™ I can detect elements of design in that digestive tract.

Heck, I can even see the Designer's finger.

 

At 10/30/2005 9:42 AM, Blogger Orac said...

Indeed. How could I have missed the significance of the very hand of the Designer in the picture?

 

At 10/30/2005 10:17 AM, Blogger Greg P said...

Uh, Orac... At least when I went to medical school the tongue did not anatomically approach the liver, unless it was smothered in onions.

 

At 10/30/2005 10:20 AM, Blogger Orac said...

Yes, but it is in the mouth, which attaches to the pharynx and then the esophagus...

 

At 11/04/2005 10:10 PM, Anonymous CardioNP said...

ROTFL!!
Greg P - your comment truly has me laughing so loud that my dog has come to see what is going on.
I saw this on another site and wondered about the location of the tongue as well. If they're going to include the tongue as a digestive organ, then we need to add the salivary glands too, right?

 

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