Seven dead old limbs
Seven science wins
Seven icy forms beheld
And our trip begins
Seven anat’my jokes
Seven bloody posts
Seven are our sci-comm fires
Seven frozen choirs…
(props to Iron Maiden’s “Moonchild” opening lyrics, from the iconic “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” concept album, of lofty, epic, frozen, anatomy-bearing motifs)
So we come full circle to another Freezermas, another foolhardy attempt to honour Charles Darwin (his birthday is Weds 12th Feb) with seven blog posts in seven days!
There will be mysterious morphology! Expositions of new projects and a new paper! Detailed dissections showing amazing anatomy! Silly songs and other nonsense! So much more that I have no idea about at this writing but will surely come to me! (there is an amorphous plan)
Last year I invoked the 7 days of Freezermas song, but this year the songcraft has changed. Christmas is so 2013! Time for a
1970smodern approach! We’re doing hard rock/heavy metal concept album songs and motifs each day. I started off with one above. Future posts will try to stick to a theme of songs/albums featuring numbers, counting down from seven. Because we all know that Darwin loved to rock. But let’s get on with the real rockin': the freezer-based anatomical science!
Today we’ll ease you in to Freezermas: The Concept Album, like the acoustic intro of Moonchild did, with some simple Mystery CT Anatomy…
(insert guitar solo here while you mentally prepare yourself)
Stomach-Churning Rating: 2/10; simple CT scan of a body.
Mystery Anatomy 2014: same rules as before; remember that the scoreboard has been reset.
Identify the animal in the CT scout/pilot image below, as specifically as you can.
Today’s special rule: Your answer must be in the form of a lyric (at least 2 lines) from a song by Queen (Google some if you’re unfamiliar– but how?).
Why Queen? One should never question Queen; not a little or a lot.
Difficulty: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
You will probably want to click to emgiganticate the image below.
Don’t let this one drive you Stone Cold Crazy! I know you’re feeling Under Pressure; just Tie Your Mother Down and play The Game.
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