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MocOlympics Round 6 Dave Kaleta vs Giovanni Seynhaeve
About this creation
Built for the 2010 MocOlympics

Category: "LEGO Anatomy". Create an anatomic model out of LEGO.

My opponent's entry: Giovanni Seynhaeve




























Dissections of non-human animals have been used for educational purposes, often in general science education where the use of human cadavers would not be justified. In the U.S., dissection of frogs became common in college biology classes from the 1920s, and gradually began to be introduced at earlier stages of education. By 1988, an estimated 75–80% of American high school biology students were participating in a frog dissection.

Controversy over dissection in U.S. high schools became prominent in 1987, when a California student, Jenifer Graham, sued to require her school to let her complete an alternate project. The court ruled that mandatory dissections were permissible, but that Graham could ask to dissect a frog that had died of natural causes rather than one that was killed for the purposes of dissection; the practical impossibility of procuring a frog that had died of natural causes in effect let Graham opt out of the required dissection.

(from Wikipedia )



Comments

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  June 12, 2012
This is totally awesome! It is super realistic, the knives and utensils are great! 5/5 ~Brandon
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  June 8, 2012
55555 55555 55555 55555 55555 55555 55555 55555 55555 55555/5 I know EXACTLY what your thinking. "That's a lot of fives!"
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  June 8, 2012
Amazingly detailed! I did frog dissection in 7th grade and my teacher had one with five legs :)
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  June 6, 2012
This is not true... Awesome work..!
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  May 24, 2012
Brilliant!
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  January 11, 2012
I saw it at the V&A in london.... V. good
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  January 7, 2012
insane & awsome
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  January 5, 2012
Wow incredible
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  January 5, 2012
Gory.i think i have just being put off dissection.hey did you know i have seen a 4 legged chicken that mutated natural at birth.it's dead now but they still have it.also a chicken had it's head cut off and it lived for 6 months until it chocked on a piece of grain.
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  December 8, 2011
Wow! I did this last year...
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  December 1, 2011
I really love this, not only for the build and photo which are beautiful but also for the uniqueness of the subject matter. I would like to use this image in a publication I am creating. Could you write me at mike@michaeldoyle.com regarding this?
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  August 18, 2011
Amazing dissected frog! Looks really lifelike.
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  July 28, 2011
hehehehe! nice! gory, but cool!
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  July 11, 2011
9th pic reminds me of a viking.
  June 1, 2011
wo ho ho awesome1 it gruesome but epic! such contrast of colours and textures! well done1 you have surpassed yourself,if you have time could you please take a look at this-http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/272097
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  May 30, 2011
LOL!...LOL!!....LOL!!! XD
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  May 23, 2011
This is organic! This is jaw-dropper! You managed to get this frog's body essence in Lego! Stunning job!
  May 16, 2011
Incredible! Yes, I would have rather dissected this guy.
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  April 14, 2011
Better than what I did in biology by far!!
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  December 14, 2010
I love disecting frogs!!!
  November 12, 2010
Brings back memories. Awesome.
  November 12, 2010
eh?
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  November 12, 2010
This is so cool. And it featured on Daily Planet! Now that's an accomplishment!
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  November 11, 2010
amazing! grossly realistic and perfectly built!
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  November 11, 2010
This is so perfect. It looks exactly like the frog I dissected in school.
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  November 11, 2010
Brilliant man!
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  November 10, 2010
Lego is a very expensive hobby. If you are serious about purchasing the frog, please contact me via flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/51411834@N04/
Quoting Robson Santos Hello Dave Kaleta, I'm from Brazil and biologist (I work with frogs). I want buy a frog, or learn how do this lego toy. How much does it cost? Please, I'm waiting your answer. Thanks! King Regards
  November 10, 2010
Hello Dave Kaleta, I'm from Brazil and biologist (I work with frogs). I want buy a frog, or learn how do this lego toy. How much does it cost? Please, I'm waiting your answer. Thanks! King Regards
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  November 8, 2010
Urp!
Dave Kaleta
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Justin BG
  November 7, 2010
WOW,this brought me back to science class last year! 5/5!!!
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  November 7, 2010
Dead frog... ew... but it's a impressive MOC, indeed.
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  November 7, 2010
Wow, great job! All the details are perfect!
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  November 6, 2010
Oops! Sorry for the convicting tone, and I didn't really look that closely. Again, sorry!
 I made it 
  November 6, 2010
I guess it might take a little more careful examination to see that the scalpel uses bley 1x8 door rails for the handle and silver wedge plates for the blade. The Spam knife uses a 2x8 door rail for the blade and a mixed SNOT technique for the handle all in bley.
Quoting Corner Gas Man . Great build! As much as I was hoping for the final showdown to be between Gio and Stu, I think that you nailed this category. but I can't help that notice the scalpel you used looks a lot like the knife you used for your "Spam" entry.
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  November 6, 2010
Great build! As much as I was hoping for the final showdown to be between Gio and Stu, I think that you nailed this category. but I can't help that notice the scalpel you used looks a lot like the knife you used for your "Spam" entry.
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  November 2, 2010
Go Dave, go!Go Dave, go!Go Dave, go!Go Dave, go!Go Dave, go!Go Dave, go!Go Dave, go!
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  November 2, 2010
Aw, poor guy. Congrats on the Round 6 win.
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  November 2, 2010
Congrats Dave, see you in the finals, oh yes, it is the Third Revolutionary War...Stu vs Dave, Brit vs Yank. Best of luck!
  November 2, 2010
See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum... See you in the final Bats.
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  November 2, 2010
Amazing execution of a great idea. The unique part usage is off the charts. Great job!
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  November 1, 2010
Brings me back to freshman year :)
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  November 1, 2010
You have my vote - clever build. Lee.
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  November 1, 2010
Wow, man! This build makes me want to throw up (that's the idea, right?). Anyway, awesome work! Good luck with the judges.
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  November 1, 2010
HI,I'm a junior Biology Teacther from Taiwan. May I use your pictures for teaching student`?
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  November 1, 2010
At first I didn't know what it was...
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  November 1, 2010
Yep. This settles it. You are just plain epic, in my book. Utterly amazing work.
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  November 1, 2010
Disgusting! But awesome!
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  November 1, 2010
Eew, this is amazing!
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  November 1, 2010
Both these are amazing entries: It took me a good 15 minutest to judge, and I came at a standstill. An astounding feat in precision and detail vs a surrealist masterpiece. In the end, it was the first impression that tipped the scale: by scrolling down Dave's entry I thought "poor frog". Poor frog! And it's only a bunch of plastic briks. Taking nothing from Gio's masterpiece (I appreciate surrealism probabliy more than the average guy) my vote goes to Dave.
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  November 1, 2010
An incredible build Dave! I love all the realistic details you've included here....including the muscle texture, and even the skin flaps! I'm glad I don't have to judge your builds!! Good luck with the judges!
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  November 1, 2010
Amazing take on the category! The realism is an inspiration, and the parts usage and blending of colors is ingenious. You're truly a master builder!
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  November 1, 2010
Quoting melances me HI,I'm a junior Biology teacher from Taiwan. May I use your pictures for teaching student?
Yes, you may use the images (please include proper citation). You can download hi-resolution images from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/51411834@N04/sets/72157625152390727/with/5130823498/
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  November 1, 2010
Very tough choice as the other Judges have said. I have looked and looked at both. Just totally stumped. Dave, the frog is a stroke of brilliance, the details amazing. Gio, the men inside the head operating everything was genius! So hard to decide, but in the end, by a hair off a cats tookus, my vote goes to Gio.
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  November 1, 2010
HI,I'm a junior Biology teacher from Taiwan. May I use your pictures for teaching student?
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  November 1, 2010
I'm really glad I got booted out in round three, because there is NO way I'd be able to compete with this! Absolutely stunning!
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  November 1, 2010
As I mentioned on Gio's post (and as many others will probably claim before all is said and done) this decision was downright torture! You guys both just absolutely knocked it out of the park in this match. But, I have to make a call, and...I gave my vote to Giovanni. For me, it came down to his stunning capture of his profile. I think I was also swayed a bit by the humor, as well as the fact that he tackled both interior and exterior with such skill. So here we are tied at one and one already...this is going to be a nail biter! And Dave, despite anything my vote my suggest, just AMAZING work here...UH-MAY-ZING!!!
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  October 31, 2010
This is downright friggin' amazing!
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  October 31, 2010
This is so awesome! Haha. Dave, if you have the time, may I trouble you for an interview? I'm writing a paper on how LEGO can be used as a teaching tool and the benefits it has on kids. I know you've taught a LEGO building class and the field research would really help me out. Thank you either way.
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  October 31, 2010
Glad I'm not judging this round. This is fantastic work, Dave! The details are astounding and this showcases what can be done with brick when talent and skill combine!
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  October 31, 2010
I remember dissecting a frog in 8th grade, I nearly vommited. >Eric
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  October 31, 2010
Now, the detail on this is awesome! Fierce competition I'm thinking now...
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  October 31, 2010
Incredible level of detail and as usual you've brought something completely unexpected to the category. It'll be very hard for anyone to pick between you and Gio on this one so I'll just say well done again for your consistently outstanding entries in this competition, it's an inspiration to me and many others.
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  October 31, 2010
That's very hard because there is nothing to compare with Giovanni creation..... YOU BOTH ARE VERY VERY TALENTUOUS !!!!! Holly crap !! I'd like to have this imagination !!!!
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  October 31, 2010
Looks yummy, just need some fava beans and a nice Chianti!
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  October 31, 2010
Wow. This moc is after my own heart. Here's what I have dissected/skinned/ripped the organs out of: Owl pellet, Tapeworm, Common Worm, sheep's eye, mollusk, squid, octopus, jellyfish, severely obese rat, chicken, squirrel, FAT raccoon, and finally the classical frog. I'm hoping for a cat dissection soon, as larger animals are far more entertaining to dissect. If you haven't already guessed, I'm working towards a major in biology and a minor in zoology. :)
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  October 31, 2010
Just pure Awesomesauce! This is really, really good! Last year in 8th grade I remember our Science Teacher (My favorite teacher) dissected a Cow Heart, IT WAS AWESOME! And I got to touch it! Then he wanted a few people to dissect a pig heart and I did. IT WAS AWESOME! Anywho this is defiantly an amazing build and is stunning. The realism is great! If I were a judge this would be a hard decision, I would go with you though for realism, Gio's build was excellent as well though. I'm not a judge though so we will see how this turns out!
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  October 31, 2010
Simply amazing. I felt like I was back in high school biology. You have amazing detail work in this MOC. Made me feel like I was looking at a really dissection.
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  October 31, 2010
Amazing build, the first few pics left me wondering and then when you showed the whole thing it was clear what this was. So many details added to it, over here in the UK the only thing I've dissected at school as of yet is a pig's heart...*Yay*. Tough competition, and I don't see how you and you're opponent's creations could be judged as they are so different...May lady luck be with you. :)
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  October 31, 2010
WOW! My favorite part of this would have to be the techniques. I love how you used different capes to represent peeled-back skin, and the beige arms as flesh, or whatever you want to call it. Good luck, and excellent job!
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  October 31, 2010
Creepy! Exellent choice of subject matter (very difficult!). But you leave no room for doubt in the viewers mind. I thought of high school biology the moment I set eyes on it. Creative and accurate. Attack!
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  October 31, 2010
Last year in school, we did the same thing, and you recreated this so accurately and detailed, maybe more detailed than the actual thing! Remarkable work on the organs, they all look very life-like. This reminds me of the story of Gulliver for some reason...the ropes maybe? I'm not sure, astonishing work, really well-made.
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  October 31, 2010
The accuracy is amazing!
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  October 31, 2010
Gentlemen, this has got to be one of the hardest decisions yet and I don't envy the other judges on this one at all. Ok, here we go. Gio. Your entry was awesome with it's "inner workings." Your take on the category was typical "out there" Gio fashion and the build itself was stunning. Dave. Your take on the subject again took the category to a whole new level and the "anatomic correctness" was brilliant! While Gio's take was simply a BRILLIANT idea, my final decision came down to build. And while Gio's build was by no means any less of an accomplishment, I think Dave just squeeked by ya there. My vote goes to Dave. Good luck with the other judges guys! This one could go either way VERY easily! ~ Chris.
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  October 31, 2010
Stunning!
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  October 31, 2010
OMG! DAVE!!! What an entry! May god be mercyfull on our judges...
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  October 31, 2010
Wow. Very unique. No one would have thought of this. Not easy being green :D
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  October 31, 2010
What an awesome entry. This is truly amazing and so are the memories it brings back from around 4 years ago...
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  October 31, 2010
i feel quite bad for the frog right now, XD
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  October 31, 2010
I can practically smell the formaldehyde! So, when you did it, were they alive? We did it in Jr. High using dead, preserved specimens...boring! And the smell...ugh! This is truly a masterpiece, so artfully conceived! You are a constant reminder of my inadequacies when it comes to the brick, so congrats on that!~H
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  October 31, 2010
Oh my gosh! That's amazing! Should have realized it was a frog, yet I didn't until you said so. Sorry Gio, but I really think David is gonna win this.....and maybe the entire MocOlympics!
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  October 31, 2010
I am reminded of a scene from ET... very nice frog, with all the gory details... so realistic it actually manages to be gross.
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  October 31, 2010
You are a GOD! How? I didn't think that this was even possible! You will win, my good sir!
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  October 31, 2010
Great, just great, now I need you to make an anatomical model of my shattered jaw now that it hit the floor! ~T
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  October 31, 2010
That is absolutely amazing.
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  October 31, 2010
By far my favorite creation from you!
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  October 31, 2010
hmmm, can't deny the brilliance, this will be hard for Gio to beat, you did a fantastic job here
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  October 31, 2010
Wow! Great job! I couldn't tell what it was to start with but then as the pictures progressed I suddenly realised! Great work! Brilliantly made.
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  October 31, 2010
Well I was lucky enough to see the WIP photos of this and i'm still blown away. I'm starting to run out of superlatives for your work Dave, so i'll just say awesome.
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  October 31, 2010
Eww, that is grows, in a good way, because it looks real. Awesome work on the organ's details.
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  October 31, 2010
It is phenomenal what forms can be made with the humble lego brick in the hands of a master...
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  October 31, 2010
I lost my appetite, that´s how good this MOC is.
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  October 31, 2010
Nice! I like the way you made the whole inside.
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  October 31, 2010
yesssss!!!!! another step closer to winning for you ! i KNOW your going to win!
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  October 31, 2010
Crazy good.
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  October 31, 2010
First thoughts were "That isn't the anatomy of a Human...". Wasn't until the last few I recognised the Frog structure. Nice Job, good luck with the round. ~Thoy
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  October 31, 2010
A very lifelike rendition DK, lots of great organs and the posing is spot on. Takes me back to my Biology degree, so many Cane toads, so little time :3
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  October 31, 2010
Wow! Now that is an interesting use of the old bricks! That is beyond the scope of what l would even think of doing. l feel alittle sorry for your opponent, but not too much, since he can build crazy stuff too, but this will be tough too top.
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  October 31, 2010
Oh my.... Wow- this is insane dude! I can't believe how life-like (or dead) this thing looks. The internal anatomy of this specimen is just insane- you have the lungs, the heart, the skeletal structure, and anything else this creature would need to live. I love the use of the minifig arms for body filler, or appendages. I also think it is crazy how the specimen was tied down (most likely when alive) to the lab table- that is horrid and great at the same time. Not to mention the dissecting tools. You know what is ironic- just an hour ago I had a conversation about frog dissection- weird huh? Well anyway, great work again,Mr. Kaleta. This is nuts! Keep building! -Anthony Dunne
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  October 31, 2010
That is deeply impressive Dave. The variety of structures, in and outside the frog, that are captured is astounding. And isn't this a day ahead of deadline? (just for Gio to digest).
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  October 30, 2010
*Shriek!* I'm an avid herper and do NOT approve of the sick and inhumane use of non-human animals as dissection practices...but I DO approve of this amazing replica of a frog's anatomy.
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  October 30, 2010
That is sick and inhumane. Good job.
 
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