|Benja and Ryce Ride the Sperm-Mobile on the Testis Tour|
At first I thought the "Testis Tour" might very well be a joke. The "Testis Tour", built by the Ohio State University College of Medicine has been around since 2009. The tour requires that visitors ride a "sperm-mobile", complete with a "tadpole" tail - something that seems to be out of an old Woody Allen movie - Everything You Wanted To Know about Sex. It actually seems to be part of a very serious and highly technical course on the human reproductive system, focusing on chromosome genetics and on the level of an advanced college-level biology class. Note handouts and quizzes are all part of the tour.
|When you arrive, you can teleport to the Ovary or the Testis Tour|
Make sure to set your sky to Sunset to take full advantage of molecular viewing. You are given the choice of a voice or text tour-- which is very quick for the amount of information given. There is a corresponding Ovary Tour which is not as much fun to ride since you are not given something as interesting as a Sperm-Mobile to ride.
This is a fun tour, and highly educational if you can figure out what is going on, which I have to confess, was a bit over my heard due to all the biology detail involved. I still highly recommend you visit to see one of Second Life's oddest, and most impressive destinations.
|The Ovary Tour is static and not as much fun as the Testis Tour.|
|You then rez a Sperm-Mobile which seats 1-4 people|
|The Sperm-Mobile flies high in the sky|
|The Huge Sky Model of the Testis is where the Sperm-Mobile Enters|
|Entering the Testis, The home of sperm production|
|The interior of the Testis is well detailed, and shows the manufacturer of chromosomes|
|Benja and Ryce Enter the duct where sperm are manufactured|
|This part of the tour shows how sperm are made|
|There Must Be 100,000 sperm made at once!|
|Oh boy! Look at all those sperm on their way to meet some ovary, or to just have fun!|