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Your Body Is A Wonderland

Illustration for article titled Your Body Is A Wonderland

[Monaco, March 29. Image via Getty]

People take in pictures on March 29, 2010 a creation by British artist Damien Hirst, 'The Temple', at the Oceanography Museum in Monaco, during the exhibition 'Cornucopia' held as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the museum. AFP PHOTO VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Heh. Reminds me of when I was showing one of those to my grade 5 students.

One of the boys in the class (who only had one functioning kidney) asked to see where the kidneys where. As I was pulling all the pieces out (they're in the very back) one other kid blurted out "Those two balls down by my weiner, are those my kidneys?"

I swear you could see the wheels in my brain stop, back up, and move forward again.

"Um, no." I answered.

"What are they then?" kid replied.

"They're called your testicles."

"Oh? What do they do?"

(Sex ed doesn't start until Grade 6.)

"Um, I think you should probably go home and ask your mother about that."

I gave his Mom a call after to school (I knew his Mom rather well, as this was my second year teaching this kid.) so she would be prepared. She laughed and laughed.