Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

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You're so gross!
Exhibit seeks to teach kids science behind bodily functions

By Peggy Mihelich
CNN
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Posted: 3:47 PM EDT (1947 GMT)
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Did you know the human body produces enough mucus each day to fill a quart-size mayonnaise jar? Yuck!

Or at any one time, more than 100 million micro-creatures live in your mouth? Eeew!

Not exactly polite conversation but exactly the point of "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body," the children's science exhibit that's on a three-year tour of the United States and Canada. You can see it through August 21 at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of Natural History and at Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina, through September 5.

"When you are in the nose it's like when you sneeze," remarked Martin Rymer, 10, from Atlanta, after taking a walk through the "Tour du Nose" -- a larger-than-life schnoz where kids can learn how our nasal passages act as an air filter and mucus machine.

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