The Incredible, Inedible Egg

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The process of ovulation has been for the first time — if you can believe that — caught on film. Jacques Donnez of the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels was about to perform a partial hysterectomy on a patient and captured her ovulation on film, a process that took approximately 15 minutes. Scientists used to think it happened much more quickly. While it isn't the biggest leap in the world for science, the pictures (which you can see if you click the egg) are simultaneously awesome and icky. [New Scientist, picture by the Loomlady]

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I, too am one of those freaks who can feel her ovulation. One of my ovaries starts to hurt for about 10-15 minutes (oh HEY that makes so much more sense now!!!) — it's a different pain than anything I've ever felt in any part of my body, including my abdomen. It was of concern for a little while (when I didn't know what it was); I asked my doctor and he was like "When you feel that, wear a condom for the next couple weeks." I was like ohhhhh, gotcha.

Those were cool, if not surprisingly icky pictures. Yeah, the inside of the human body isn't exactly my desired morning viewing...