September 3, 2002
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As the day after Labor Day is traditionally the first day of School for many of us in the USA, I offer you froguts.com - virtual online frog dissection. All the educational parts of biology class without the nauseating smell of formaldehyde.
posted by anastasiav (10 comments total)

 
i like the smell of formaldehyde. physiology was one of my favorite classes in high school, and it was always the most fun while dissecting. only we didn't dissect frogs. we used cats. frogs just aren't as interesting.
posted by tolkhan at 5:28 AM on September 3, 2002


"Fro guts"? What the Hell is a Fro?
I fail to see how a site that can't even spell its own name correctly can hope to be a valuable educational resource.
posted by sneakums at 5:50 AM on September 3, 2002


This is excellent, shall certainly help in my frogging.
posted by johnnyboy at 5:56 AM on September 3, 2002


frogs just aren't as interesting.

I suppose in these PC times they no longer do it (?) but I found the disection of a still living frog, complete with exposed beating heart to be quite facinating.
posted by HTuttle at 6:16 AM on September 3, 2002


I'm sure frogs are all for virtual dissection... Maybe the cosmetic industry could switch to virtual experimentation, too. "If you can't guess the results already, this virtual CG model will teach you what happens when you spray caustic chemicals into a rabbit's eye."

By the way, the virtual meat industry is a hit in my book. Mmm, Morningstar grillers with fake bacon and soy-cheese...
posted by Shane at 7:03 AM on September 3, 2002


In Bangladesh, we dissect cockroaches too. You can do just about anything to the little buggers and they keep on wiggling their legs. Much better than frogs.

Fro? 'Fro? Afro? Eh?
posted by Mossy at 8:22 AM on September 3, 2002


HTuttle: their parts are so tiny and froggy. while it would be fascinating, i'm sure, i still don't think it'd be as interesting as cutting into Fluffy. cats rule.

also, i don't think i could get into vivisection. it'd make me sad, in a I'm-Never-Gonna-Eat-Meat-Again! kind of way.
posted by tolkhan at 8:25 AM on September 3, 2002


i initially read that as "frogurt."

"...but you get a free frogurt!"
[brightly] "That's good!"
posted by keswick at 12:23 PM on September 3, 2002


Morningstar grillers

Yeeesh. A griller is someone who grills -- not something that is grilled. It's made of people!
posted by kindall at 2:42 PM on September 3, 2002


They still dissect frogs, my son is about to do it this year in high school biology. Nothing like doing it in person, when you can put electrical current to the muscles and watch them twitch. More educational in person, but this is a good site for those who can't do it for whatever reason.
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 5:26 AM on September 4, 2002


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