Many of you have written in to suggest making some sort of graphic showing where all the guts and glands live in the body, and I've finally gotten around to creating one. It's even got rollovers so you can learn more about, say, your pineal gland, should you have time to squander. For the purposes of simplicity, we've made the body a hermaphrodite -- she's got a uterus to go with her prostate and testes! We'll call her/him Hermie.
































new-guts-tees-2009We've got a couple of sparkly new tees coming in today, both with fabulous metallic inks, we hope you'll like 'em. The first, barely in time for Valentine's Day, is a Heart of Gold tee, for ladies only. Quite possibly even more exciting is our new guts and glands shirt, which includes all the guts and glands characters -- even testicles! For those of you really wanting to wear your prostate on your sleeve, this is the shirt for you. They are sorta arrayed where they are supposed to go, offering a mini-anatomy refresher when you need it.
I've been hankering to make a gutsy or glandy magnet set, but these being lean times and all, well, that idea will likely fall into the "make those later" basket. Wouldn't it be cute to slap a mammary gland on a note to buy more milk? Or perhaps the salivary glands need something mouth-watering? What would the adrenal glands care for -- more coffee? I got some magnet sheets and crafted a few handmade gland magnet sets -- and you can have one when you win our gland contest! Leave your reply in the comments section below with your name, email (we will not use it for any other purpose other than to contact you and it will not be made public) and the correct answer to this question: "What's the major difference between endocrine glands and exocrine glands?" Two winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!
Folks have been asking us about glands for a very long time. I'll admit I thought all glands kinda just looked like balls with tubes coming out, but of course, no, they are all kinds of amazing shapes and sizes doing all kinds of amazing things inside our bodies every day. So, at long last, here are the glands!