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Thread: 'Know Thy ****'

  1. #1
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/03....ap/index.html

    Science exhibit asks 'Know Thy ****'

    Thursday, March 17, 2005 Posted: 5:03 PM EST (2203 GMT)


    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Freddie the Fly lays it out in terms dear to the adolescent heart:

    "My wife's cooking is so bad I vomit before I eat. But seriously ..."

    Freddie tosses off one-liners like the late Henny Youngman, all of them true. It's all about "gross" at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

    Freddie, a huge animated model, is the star of the "Vomit Slurpers" exhibit in "Grossology: The Science of Creatures Gross and Disgusting." Freddie has grade-schoolers clustered around as he explains how he upchucks his digestive juices on a sandwich then ****s up his dinner. "Hey, soup and a sandwich. ..."

    The display and more like it turn the gross into a teaching tool, often with indelicate candor. It's on a North American tour that winds up at Space Center Houston in June 2007.

    "RETCH! Kitty hurls a warm hairy hot dog!" reads a display on feline hair ***** that also gives a clear diagram of what makes Fluffy tick.

    At the ****-Ball Rally, a much-larger-than-life **** beetle (the Egyptians called them scarabs) boasts, "I can push a ball of **** 50 times my weight uphill." A video game challenges youngsters to see whose beetle can get his **** ball to the top first.

    But there's a message here.

    A fly, the exhibit notes, can carry 1.25 million bacteria and any of 100 diseases; the **** beetle is imported to Texas pastures and one can bury 1,000 pounds of cow droppings a year.

    Exhibit visitors also learn that doctors were called "leeches" in Old English because they used leeches to **** the blood of patients they were treating. The practice is not totally dead. Visitors also learn that ancient Egyptians linked the **** ball that beetles roll up hills to the sun crossing the sky, and Romans thought a poultice of mashed house fly was a cure for baldness.

    The classrooms of kids who file through could watch it spelled out on the blackboard back at school. But this way, museum officials hope, they will remember.

    "It's a safe space for kids," said Cara Wolf-Feather, an educator at the museum. "They can say things they can't say at home. And they may be grossed-out, but they may be lured in deeper to find out more."

    A life-size cow replica, which issues thunderous belches, is a see-through model baring the inner workings of ruminants, with as much information on cud-chewing as most people want to know. More, maybe.

    A cow produces some 220 quarts of saliva a day. Humans manage only about one. The other end of the cow works, too. The tail flips up each time.

    A "Slimy, Slimier, Slimiest" contest, a clever copy of "The Dating Game," pits Helga the Hagfish, Slomo the Snail and Luke the Sea Cucumber to see who is the slimiest. But kids learn why slime is necessary to some species. The contest is shown on TV screens with each critter explaining why he or she should be anointed the slimiest. Kids push buttons on the Slime-O-Meter to vote.

    Helga usually wins.

    "I liked the fly thing," offered Eli Prudencio, 11, touring with his classmates from a suburban elementary school. "I liked how it vomits on its food before it eats it."

    Classmate Keynan Middleton, also 11, was impressed by the different names for droppings.

    Animal Grossology follows a popular exhibit of "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" that toured nationally and broke many attendance records.

    The human grossology display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which billed it as "Know Thy ****," drew 400,000 visitors in three months, more than double any other springtime show it has hosted. At the Notebaert Museum in Chicago, where the show went just after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, attendance was up 8.3 percent at a time when most museum attendance sagged.

    The grossology concept comes from Sylaskvia Branzei, a former science teacher from Port Roberts, Wash., whose five books on human and animal grossology have sold in the hundreds of thousands.

    Branzei said the target age is 8 to 12 but the exhibits try to accommodate everyone.

    She said the idea came in 1993 when she was clipping her toenails. "It literally hit me: 'What's that gunk made of?' Kids like gross stuff. I wanted to teach them science. It was born right then and there."

    However, Branzei, who stopped classroom teaching a couple of years ago, said she has avoided the grotesque.

    "I stay in areas that most people experience themselves. For example, I stay away from elephantiasis. It's not what most people experience. We make fun of all of ourselves, not just certain examples."

    She also avoids freakish animals. "The hagfish is not a freak. It's how hagfish are. They're not really gross, it's just our perception of them that's gross."

    And parents seem to like the show. "They'll tell me, 'Oh my gosh, my child loves science a lot."'

    She said an educational TV series may be in the offing.

    "So you enjoy those honey-glazed doughnuts," offers a sign at an exit display. "You are actually enjoying food drizzled in bee ****."

    Freddie the Fly offers a parting shot:

    "It's bad enough that I never get invited to dinner. You humans are s-o-o-o-o sensitive about puking at the table."

  2. #2
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/03....ap/index.html

    Science exhibit asks 'Know Thy ****'

    Thursday, March 17, 2005 Posted: 5:03 PM EST (2203 GMT)


    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Freddie the Fly lays it out in terms dear to the adolescent heart:

    "My wife's cooking is so bad I vomit before I eat. But seriously ..."

    Freddie tosses off one-liners like the late Henny Youngman, all of them true. It's all about "gross" at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

    Freddie, a huge animated model, is the star of the "Vomit Slurpers" exhibit in "Grossology: The Science of Creatures Gross and Disgusting." Freddie has grade-schoolers clustered around as he explains how he upchucks his digestive juices on a sandwich then ****s up his dinner. "Hey, soup and a sandwich. ..."

    The display and more like it turn the gross into a teaching tool, often with indelicate candor. It's on a North American tour that winds up at Space Center Houston in June 2007.

    "RETCH! Kitty hurls a warm hairy hot dog!" reads a display on feline hair ***** that also gives a clear diagram of what makes Fluffy tick.

    At the ****-Ball Rally, a much-larger-than-life **** beetle (the Egyptians called them scarabs) boasts, "I can push a ball of **** 50 times my weight uphill." A video game challenges youngsters to see whose beetle can get his **** ball to the top first.

    But there's a message here.

    A fly, the exhibit notes, can carry 1.25 million bacteria and any of 100 diseases; the **** beetle is imported to Texas pastures and one can bury 1,000 pounds of cow droppings a year.

    Exhibit visitors also learn that doctors were called "leeches" in Old English because they used leeches to **** the blood of patients they were treating. The practice is not totally dead. Visitors also learn that ancient Egyptians linked the **** ball that beetles roll up hills to the sun crossing the sky, and Romans thought a poultice of mashed house fly was a cure for baldness.

    The classrooms of kids who file through could watch it spelled out on the blackboard back at school. But this way, museum officials hope, they will remember.

    "It's a safe space for kids," said Cara Wolf-Feather, an educator at the museum. "They can say things they can't say at home. And they may be grossed-out, but they may be lured in deeper to find out more."

    A life-size cow replica, which issues thunderous belches, is a see-through model baring the inner workings of ruminants, with as much information on cud-chewing as most people want to know. More, maybe.

    A cow produces some 220 quarts of saliva a day. Humans manage only about one. The other end of the cow works, too. The tail flips up each time.

    A "Slimy, Slimier, Slimiest" contest, a clever copy of "The Dating Game," pits Helga the Hagfish, Slomo the Snail and Luke the Sea Cucumber to see who is the slimiest. But kids learn why slime is necessary to some species. The contest is shown on TV screens with each critter explaining why he or she should be anointed the slimiest. Kids push buttons on the Slime-O-Meter to vote.

    Helga usually wins.

    "I liked the fly thing," offered Eli Prudencio, 11, touring with his classmates from a suburban elementary school. "I liked how it vomits on its food before it eats it."

    Classmate Keynan Middleton, also 11, was impressed by the different names for droppings.

    Animal Grossology follows a popular exhibit of "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" that toured nationally and broke many attendance records.

    The human grossology display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which billed it as "Know Thy ****," drew 400,000 visitors in three months, more than double any other springtime show it has hosted. At the Notebaert Museum in Chicago, where the show went just after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, attendance was up 8.3 percent at a time when most museum attendance sagged.

    The grossology concept comes from Sylaskvia Branzei, a former science teacher from Port Roberts, Wash., whose five books on human and animal grossology have sold in the hundreds of thousands.

    Branzei said the target age is 8 to 12 but the exhibits try to accommodate everyone.

    She said the idea came in 1993 when she was clipping her toenails. "It literally hit me: 'What's that gunk made of?' Kids like gross stuff. I wanted to teach them science. It was born right then and there."

    However, Branzei, who stopped classroom teaching a couple of years ago, said she has avoided the grotesque.

    "I stay in areas that most people experience themselves. For example, I stay away from elephantiasis. It's not what most people experience. We make fun of all of ourselves, not just certain examples."

    She also avoids freakish animals. "The hagfish is not a freak. It's how hagfish are. They're not really gross, it's just our perception of them that's gross."

    And parents seem to like the show. "They'll tell me, 'Oh my gosh, my child loves science a lot."'

    She said an educational TV series may be in the offing.

    "So you enjoy those honey-glazed doughnuts," offers a sign at an exit display. "You are actually enjoying food drizzled in bee ****."

    Freddie the Fly offers a parting shot:

    "It's bad enough that I never get invited to dinner. You humans are s-o-o-o-o sensitive about puking at the table."

  3. #3
    Oh you little filthy indian shudra illegal pooster; OUT OUT, OUT OF MY BOARD

  4. #4
    Yes **** yes We are going to fire this epic-reject soon

    BURN ****STER BURN

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