FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for April 28, 2009
Dr. Ting: Don't forget to check your cultures today, people. If everyone is ready, we'll resume our earth. Worm dissection where we left off. No, no, Paige- those aren't the fruit flies, those are their maggots. Paige: Oh. I'm surprised no one's ever tried to market the "fourth-period biology class" diet. Nicole: My lunch?
We did live frog dissections in Jr High (9th grade, maybe 8th, it was a LOONG time ago). First thing you had to do was pith the frog, pretty much giving it a lobotomy. Then remove the still beating heart. Skin, examine internal organs, muscle structures, then boil flesh off to examine the skeleton. Extra credit if you kept the skeleton intact. Many kids were grossed out, but I had been cleaning fish, rabbits, birds, etc. since I was 9. I pointed out that with some onions, carrots and seasonings we could have some pretty good soup.
What can I say? I was, and still am, a redneck science geek.