(I’m trying something new here. Hope you like it)
You’re at a bar or a party and everyone’s drinking and having a good time. Eventually someone always says, “Man drinking makes me pee like every 5 seconds.” Well here’s an easy way to explain why that happens that will impress your friends enough to hopefully buy the next round:
When your body needs to preserve fluid, the pituitary gland in the brain releases a hormone called Anti Diuretic Hormone (ADH). This hormone is released to the kidneys (responsible for making the urine that is then stored in your bladder) where it allows for the reabsorption of fluids back into your body, hence less urine.
However, alcohol inhibits the release of ADH. So instead you urinate more frequently.
Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. :)
Do you ever get an odd feeling when you’re deep into the zone that you’re actually studying a dead person? I can picture myself trying to be as emotionally removed as possible, but I dunno.I feel like there’d be random moments when I feel that way.
That’s a really good question. When I’m zoned in and working on 1 muscle for over an hour I tend to be more removed from that weird feeling of “woah this a dead person.” The only time I stop being emotionally removed from it is when I see the face or hands (which remain covered most of the time).
Not sure which I find to be more torturous, all those drills being jammed into my mouth
…or this part
It’s been a pretty awesome six months. Got a few science features, some vintage features, a film feature, experienced my 15 minutes of Tumblr fame on radar once (ok done sounding like a bragging douchebag) AND MET SOME KICK ASS PEOPLE! And it’s all thanks to you you dead sexy beasts! I’m in love with all of you.
After a brief hiatus we’re back on schedule for dissection. During the last session, I exposed the external oblique muscles. Human beings have three layers of muscles lateral to the rectus abdominis (to each side of your “six pack”). The external obliques are the most superficial, followed by the internal obliques, and then the transverse abdominis.
Today I was able to clean the internal obliques, peel them back gently, and clean and expose the transverse abdominis.
When I say “clean” I mean I’m removing the facia and/or fat surrounding a muscle. And this happens to be the most painstaking task. It’s been a real exercise in patience. Today however I was totally in the zone. It was almost like one of those zen exercises, or that moment when you’re watching Karate Kid and you realize there’s a purpose for “wax on-wax off.” Either way I was really taking pride in my work today.
…And then I got scared shitless.
I have to be honest, the arm terrifies me. Mostly because I’m afraid of accidentally severing a major vein or artery. With cats it’s much easier because they inject them with blue dyes to identify veins and red dyes to identify arteries. But this guy obviously wasn’t injected with dye and vessels can easily be camouflaged among fat and connective tissue that has to be removed. Luckily I didn’t hack away at anything that needed to be kept.
Here’s where I warn you I’m about to say something gross:
- After 2 freaking weeks, Ken’s limbs are still super watery making the task at hand even more difficult.
- Quote of the day: “Look at this guy’s shoulder meat, it looks like when we hunted wildebeest, except that was a fresh kill so there were still oxygen bubbles rising to the surface.” (Rhonda). I don’t even know what a wildebeest looks like but I’m damn certain I’m never eating one after that comment.
From the shoulder I made an incision into the skin down the side of the upper arm and down posterior side of the forearm down to the knuckles (palm side down). The skin was peeled back using a scalpel to remove it from the underlying fat and connective tissue. Then the fat and CT were carefully removed from the muscle. After six hours I had a fully exposed deltoid and a partially exposed palmaris longus and extensor carpi radialis longus.
Here are the links to the previous days:
THANKS TO THOSE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO READ THIS
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It’s true! In other news, I’m SERIOUSLY considering organizing a Burning Man 2012 caravan from my fair city of Atlanta. Here’s to artistic hominid conflagration??
OMG YES! (And please tell me you’ve seen the Reno 911 episode where they go)
Thank you thank you thank you!
also: *your blog/*you’re beautiful
Please forgive me, I can’t help myself. xoxo
Thanks I love Charlie Chaplin! I have to apologize for the first link I had on there. I didn’t realize that halfway though some really crappy music was laid onto it. Sounded like some cliche 80’s movie where a geeky high school kid beats the odds and wins the track race at the end. I wanted to vomit all over my laptop. Forever grateful for editing options on Tumblr.