Friday, March 13, 2009

Plus One

I think I should point out that this is life sized, but not accurate.
Humans have 12 pairs of ribs. The first 7 are called the 'True Ribs' because they meet at the front and back. Then there are 3 'False Ribs,' which only meet at the back, while joining onto the rib above in the front. This rib cage has only 1 pair of false ribs. Then there are 'Floating Ribs' which are usually put under the false ribs title. There are 2 pairs of floating ribs at the bottom of the ribcage, attached only at the back. These protect all your nice squishy organs, like kidneys.
My ribcage has no floating ribs.
And no kidneys.

Such is life.

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