Not To Be Trusted With Knives

{June 15, 2008}   Unbelievably Cool Image

You have to go and check out this series of pictures in New Scientist magazine. The pictures show ovulation occurring.

Donnez captured the event by accident while preparing to carry out a partial hysterectomy on a 45-year-old woman. The release of an egg was considered a sudden, explosive event, but his pictures, to be published in Fertility and Sterility, show it taking place over a period of at least 15 minutes.

That’s freaking amazing.


Scott Paterson says:

Wow. That’s amazing!

Sarah says:

That is pretty wicked. A little gross, but awesome nonetheless. It is CRAZY how large the follicle gets prior to ovulation. And it makes me shudder for all those who are undergoing fertility treatments wherein over a dozen eggs are harvested — that is a lot of follicles!! No wonder they often suffer from over-stimulation illness afterwards.

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