We are super-excited to redesign and re-introduce this fluffy friend to you after a long-overdue makeover. We first put our mammary gland out there in 2009 and the response was…underwhelming. Let’s just say we thought people liked mammary glands, but really what y’all actually wanted was boobs. We get it. Everyone likes boobs, right? We hope you like this one! Now you’ve got something fun to give the bravest and most amazing breast cancer survivor in your life.

Your breasts contain fat, muscle, nipples, and mammary glands, which look like a bunch of grapes (see picture below) and can produce milk to feed babies. Mammary glands are what give mammals their name. Both women and men have mammary glands. The hormone estrogen promotes breast development, while testosterone inhibits breasts. It’s the breast of both worlds! Measures a highly unrealistic 7" x 9" x 6”.

Recently, I heard about someone with breast cancer who starved their body to avoid chemotherapy. Ever since, the guts and I have been wondering: Can you starve cancer by following a certain diet? Or is it only a preventative measure? Because not eating seems.. hard. So we starting researching and came across this July 2013 Ted Talk by William Li about diet and cancer prevention. That's 200% awesome if you don't have cancer. But what if you already have it? Researchers already knew, in 1923, that cancer cells use a ton of glucose (the nutrient we get from digesting carbohydrates) - more than regular cells. This is because they grow much faster than normal cells, so they need the extra energy. If you starve your body, even for a few hours, your cells can switch to using fat or protein. But do cancer cells do the same thing? Research from MIT says yes. Lucky for us, then, in July 2013 some great people at the University of Southampton have found something that cancer cells need for survival that normal cells don't need. More research from July 2013, thanks to the Thomas Jefferson University, resulted in this study about starving cancer cells through manipulating diet. Have you tried a diet approach to overcoming cancer, or know someone who has? Or do you think it's all a bunch of bunk?
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Did you know that bigger testicles actually make more sperm? National Geographic has a good article about it here. Beware of enlarged organs, though, because they are not competitive! They're actually unhealthy, like in the case of the man who developed 132 lb testicles by mistake. When in doubt, consult your doctor. And feel free to read our Grab Your Gonads self exam card while you're in the waiting room.