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.)


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


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

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

  4. The tongue can be considered part of the digestive tract.

  5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

  10. 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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