Thursday, October 22, 2009

You will never look at possums the same way again

We've gotten to the pelvis in our study of anatomy.

Yesterday in class, our professor explained that male possums have forked members. The gents who noticed this examined a female possum and looked for a compatible structure. After much debate, they concluded that the only possible corresponding part could be her nose. They developed a whole theory about how after member/nostril-course she sneezed and delivered tiny fetuses into her pouch. This was published in a reputable scientific journal.

Years later, someone did a bit more investigating and determined that the female possum has two uteri joined by a common opening.

The lesson is, the fork fits in the glove, not the nose.

1 comment:

Krista said...

That is just twisted! Did anyone ever try to explain why the female had two uteri to begin with?