Have you ever dissected an animal in school?

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Poll Have you ever dissected an animal in school? (270 votes)

Yes. The traditional frog. 41%
We dissected something other than a frog. 71%
No, I was sick or absent that day. (Or I don't remember. Same thing.) 7%
I chickened out like a pussy. (Or I have legitimate medical issues.) 4%

The beginning of the Bombcast reminded me of the time when our entire 7th grade class dissected baby sharks in the courtyard. I didn't learn much, other than dead animals and their innards smell fucking terrible.

Other than contributing to the poll, I wanna know if you guys have dissected something crazy, like a shark. Is that normal? What animals have you dissected?

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#1  Edited By DeadpanCakes

Frog during freshman year, and a pig sophomore.

Edit: I didn't do it. My class did. I did not partake in the dissection 'cause I felt like I wouldn't learn anything from it. Based on the way my classmates behaved, they didn't seem to learn anything, whatsoever.

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Fetal pig in 9th or 10th grade. Whenever Anatomy class was.

I want to say I dissected a frog in undergrad. I don't remember because of drugz, probably.

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#3  Edited By egg

I'm not sure I've ever even been a student of a school that did this. But it strikes me as a both an act of cruelty to animals, and a blatant display of the sheer masturbatory pointlessness of the educational system. (not to mention a waste of tax dollars) Kids presumably go there to prepare for the real world, but instead we have them cut up frogs.

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I had the raddest 7th grade science teacher. We had a dissection club, where for $20 we cut stuff up and ate doughnuts on saturdays. It was great.

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I remember doing some dissection in Freshmen Honors Bio back in high school.

We dissected a worm, a crawfish, and a really big frog from what I remember.

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#6  Edited By Video_Game_King

A human....at my father's behest. It was in fashion for a while.

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NOt chickened , out but refused to do such an imbecilistic excuse of animal cruelty >:(

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I dissected a frog in 7th grade and a pig fetus in highschool

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NOt chickened , out but refused to do such an imbecilistic excuse of animal cruelty >:(

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a cat

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#11  Edited By PandaBear

...fifth option... we don't do it in my country.

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Looks like I should have reworded that last to choice to "No, I refused to for my own reasons." Can't edit polls. -_-

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#13  Edited By Ben_H

A rather large worm.

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#14  Edited By TheManWithNoPlan

I think I had a pretty unique case where I was lucky enough to never have to. We just watched recorded dissections on a tv.

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#15  Edited By SMTDante89

A few frogs, a worm, some small shark (that was in high school, can't remember what its actual name was) and something else, but I can't remember what it was. Basically, breaking it down it was:

High School: Worm, Frog, small shark, I believe it was some sort of feline (not something you'd keep as a pet, but it was pretty small) and maybe one other thing.

College: One frog.

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Oh geez, I can already see where this thread is heading.

I've dissected a frog before, and I also remember dissecting a worm.

Now I'll see myself out before the inevitable argument breaks out about how dissection is immoral and all that jazz.

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A human...it was a cadaver course offered at my college. Needless, I learned a lot about the human anatomy and respect anyone who donates their body to science.

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#18  Edited By TheHT

it was a rat, if i recall correctly.

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#19  Edited By cornbredx

Frog and Owl vomit whatever that's called. That's all I remember anyway.

But i chose everything just in case. Multiple choice is the worst.

Edit: Btw, that smell is formaldehyde (I think it is). The dead animal you dissect doesn't have any smell as it's been disinfected and stuff.

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Yes. Frog, squid, baby shark, baby pig and a turtle if I recall correctly. It was fun.

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I've eaten a couple of frogs does that count?

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#22  Edited By jacksukeru

A fish. I was teamed up with this girl I thought was really cool and had a small crush on. She ended up having to do all the work cause I was too grossed out :/ This was sometime in middle school.

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I took a marine biology class where I dissected different fish, squid and other things.

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Frog in 5th grade, worm and pig in 8th, and a cat during senior year of high school. I thought they were all pretty neat experiences. I don't understand the folks who claim it is cruelty to animals. I'm pretty sure most of the animals that students dissect are the byproducts of something else. The cat I dissected was a stray that was put down as part of some effort to clean up a big city. The pig fetuses come from rendering plants, I think. I guess I don't know about the frogs. Expired stock from French restaurants?

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A fish of sorts, and some stuff from inside a pig. Living things smell horrible inside, and it's all slimy and gross. Can't say I have much of an urge to do that again.

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#26  Edited By Divina_Rex

Squid, worm, cat, fetal pig, cricket, sheep heart, sheep brain, among others. I'm expecting to work on cadavers if I ever go to med school.

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#27  Edited By mike

I never dissected anything in school, but I've field dressed deer, moose, and wild boar, so I voted option B.

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A fetal pig. We named it Petunia. :( Honestly, I didn't mind the dissecting so much, it was the wondering how all these baby pigs became available for dissection.

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I did a couple of things. Squid and frog stick out the most but there were other animals.

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Two times.

Once we had the choice between like 4 animals. I went with a fish with another person. It still smelled horrible.

Second time it was a pig. It was pretty funny. Three Muslims and a Jew cutting up a pig. I let my 3 partners cut the pig while I concentrated on identifying more difficult to notice parts. Got a perfect mark.

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#31  Edited By ArtisanBreads

My freshman year in highschool in Bio we dissected Pig Fetuses and it took at least a few classes and we just kept them in a bag it was gross.

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No, because we never did any dissecting at all in my school.

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#33  Edited By Hailinel

Yep. We dissected frogs, among other things. The sheep's eyeball I had to dissect was easily the grossest.

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Nothing living, just the preserves Sheeps eye.

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We did rats, someone ran around the room slitting all the large intestines... that did not smell great. I tried to get into the brain case but the scalpel couldn't get through which was rather disappointing.

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#36  Edited By Animasta

@yummylee said:

No, because we never did any dissecting at all in my school.

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Pig, Frog, Owl, something else. Pig was pretty nasty.

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Nothing living, just the preserves Sheeps eye.

I'd say that I'd be surprised if anyone was required to dissect something living, but then my first dissection assignment in high school Biology was a worm that we had to kill with chemicals before we could actually start the slicing.

I have seen a worm shit itself in pain. It's not a pleasant sight.

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#39  Edited By Canteu

No because we don't do that here, mostly due to not being barbarians. None of your bad poll options apply.

@aegon As long as they don't eat it, they can fuck up a pig all they like.

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In my medical anatomy class we were learning about eyes and we cut open a cow's eyeball to look at all the parts. It was nuts and kind of disturbing but very fascinating.

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#41  Edited By Slag

Bunch of things. Frog and Squid is all I can think of at the moment.

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I've never heard of any school in this city that has ever done this.

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#43  Edited By tsutohiro

In school, a frog and a fetal pig.

Extracurricular-ly...umm, define "dissected", and "school".

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@hailinel: I think it might be, or at least used to be common for schools to use some kind of paralyzing agent on frogs so you could cut open the chest cavity and see the lungs in action. I wouldn't be surprised if they stopped doing that though, it does seem quite cruel, even if it is educational.

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#45  Edited By Fistoh

Dissected a worm, a frog, and a fetal pig in Freshman Biology.

Smelled like shit.

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#46  Edited By ajamafalous

frog and pig

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SORRY EVERYONE, I RUINED THE POLL. I VOTED FROG, BUT THEN REMEMBERED WHAT I ACTUALLY DISSECTED IN HIGH SCHOOL WAS A MOUSE.

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Earthworm and frog in middle school, cat in high school.

I don't understand the whole "barbarians" comment a few up, though. Like, top to bottom that's bizarre.

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Hell no. My school was too poor to buy something to cut up. Plus I picked Chemistry as my science class.

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I exorcised the class hamster of his demons. Sadly he did not survive.