Tall Tales and Eyeball Fails
Occasionally on my FaceBook page we play Caption This and you show me how witty and fun you are. If you’re not in on this, you should be. Like my Facebook page and stay posted. Here’s your latest and greatest:
First place for Straight Up Awesome Answer goes to Christine:
I’m gonna tuck this into my prom date’s flowers. I’m sure she’ll love it.
First place for Giving Me a Great Idea goes to Karen:
Photo for college application: Aptitude with Science
First place for Perfect Timing goes to Amy:
Happy Mother’s Day! I picked this out just for you!
And the grand prize (of which there is none) for Being Slightly Terrifying for Me goes to Amanda:
Mom’s always saying “I’ve got eyes on the back of my head.” This on her pillow ought to freak her out.
And here’s what really happened:
There was a neurologist at Thanksgiving which somehow prompted an “if we find a brain will you help us dissect it” conversation. Please don’t make me explain my family. The grandkids already dissected a pig’s heart, and by grandkids I mean Madison. Everyone else turned white and faint. Madison now wants to be a cardiac surgeon, not just a cardiologist because she wants to hold the heart. I’m working on recruiting her to neurology. So we had our neurologist, went to the pig farm to get a pig’s head and off we went. This is part of the team:
Two brothers were eating ham sandwiches during this ordeal and one was off in the distance covering his ears when we had to use a saw to cut through bone. All of the kids did a really amazing job, really.
We had to get creative because apparently a pig’s brain is heavily protected by a very thick skull.
But finally we made it to the brain and it was amazing. It was very cool to have explanations along the way. Here I believe is the atlas vertebrae named because, like the Greek god, it holds the weight of the world (or specifically the brain). I got to poke at the Broca and Wernicke areas of the brain too and took a moment to be amazed at how much goes in to learning language, ok maybe not for the pig but whatever. What should we dissect next?