When I was in high school, I waited for the day that my teacher would bring out the frogs. I just waited and waited, and it never happened. My biology teacher was a cool guy. He also taugh anatomy and physiology, so I knew he knew how, and we were the honors class. Heck, my teacher even had a pony tail and the cool classroom demeanor. He could have been the Fonz or something.
But when we walked into the room near the end of the year, we smelled something sort of funny. After asking him what it was, he told us that it was the preservative that they were keeping the cats in for his anatomy class. Cats? Later that week, we saw the heavy duty aluminum foil surroundings around them when he set them out in the room for them, and I think we heard some of his students naming them.
Thankfully it wasn't our scapel in hand with Fluffy and Mr. Meow, and it makes me wonder what they would have done if they had this. Instead of taking a formaldehyde soaked feline, he could have set up a few laptops and let people have less of a clean-up in the end.
Of course, there was also that smell from down the hall from the marine biology lab and whatever it was they were dicing too…
Authors Note: No animals were harmed in the making of this board post.
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