April 5, 2010

Plate 259. Diagrams of internal and external organs of the oyster.


What compels an otherwise sane person to rip these suckers, alive and glistening, from their salty homes and gulp them down raw? That was rhetorical. Pass the cocktail sauce.

Natural History of Useful Aquatic Animals
1880s
from NOAA Photo Library

7 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Truly odd. Divine inspiration is all I can suggest.

downtown guy said...

I'll go with that.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I love raw oysters. Yum!

May said...

These diagrams look like the anatomy of tears.

downtown guy said...

Salty, salty tears.

white rabbit said...

Come to that, who dissects them for anatomicval drawings?

I look fprward to the autopsy report. 'The deceased was a well-nourished oyster of full age...'

downtown guy said...

Cause of death: lemon juice.