Unstrange Phenomena by Ed Allison

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  1. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    Wow! I wish I’d had this diagram 40 years ago – I might have passed my Biology ‘A’ level . . .

  2. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    How much do you remember? What’s the mnemonic to remember the cranial nerves?

  3. scrabblefiend

    scrabblefiend said, over 1 year ago

    the only time stuff like this comes in handy is when you are doing the crossword, and it’s the answer to 4 across.

  4. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli

    On old olympia’s towering top, a Finn and German vault and hop.


    I think . . .
    olfactory
    optic
    somethingelse’O’ (said quickly it might not look wrong)
    trigeminal
    trochlear
    abducens
    facial
    audotory
    glossopharyngeal
    auditory
    hypoglossal


    Is that 12? Hang on while I count – bugger – 11!


    Must have missed one somewhere . . .


    VAGUS – number 10 – the wandering nerve. No the wonder I missed it. Probably popped out to the shops . .

  5. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    Ocularmotor.

  6. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli

    On Old Olympus Towering Tops A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops.

  7. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That bump is to keep the worm from crawling too fast.

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    Olfactory
    Optic
    Oculomotor
    Trochlear
    Trigeminal
    Abducens
    Facial
    Auditory
    Glossopharyngeal
    Vagus
    Accessory
    Hypoglossal
    .
    Old Organs Offer Terrible Tunes….and I forget the rest.
    .
    I never took the A Level exam. I went back to college to take a few extras but our biology lecturer left after the second term and her replacement started at the beginning again. I left.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So long as the earthworm knows which end goes forward, everything’s golden.
    Now if they could just manage to avoid drowning in puddles….

  10. pinkx

    pinkx said, over 1 year ago

    earth worms don’t drown. they can live under water indefinitely. they extract oxygen from the water. the worms you see in puddles just died (as most multicellular organisms do sooner or later)

  11. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli

    Cheers – how did I miss that!

  12. waykirk

    waykirk said, over 1 year ago

    You guys are too smart for me.

    I was elected the frog pither in my biology class.

    The sweet young thing in the desk next to mine liked it when I presented her frog to her ready to dissect.

    I couldn’t do it today. I love critters too much, except for the ground hog that ate my flowers. Had to give him a 9mm pill out here in the country.

    The old Sarge

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @waykirk

    You probably remember things we’ve forgotten. Pity you don’t live nearby, I’d have given the groundhog a home.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @pinkx

    If that is so why is it that they leave the safe underground when it floods their burrows? They respirate through their skin, but not under water. They will drown.

  15. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    They “transpire” through their skin, and, as water molecules are larger than gas molecules, they can exist on the air that passes through.

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