Grossology: the (impolite) science of the human body
- By: Samena Chaudhry
Welcome to the world of Grossology, an exhibition of science in disguise where kids as well as intrigued students can get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, stinky questions they have always wanted to ask about the human body. Grossology explores the inconceivable areas of the human body.
Initially hesitant to be treated like a child, I soon succumbed to the delights of this fun journey and took up the opportunity of erasing any preclinical memories about bodily functions. Becoming a dust particle, I walked through a giant nose to experience the process of sneezing, and to learn about air filtering, air heating, olfaction, and mucus production. I met Nigel Nose-it-all, who taught us what snot was made up of, the number of us who pick our noses, and other interesting facts I had never come across—did you know that we smell best at the age of 10