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977 - Parts of the Body

February 28th, 2014

Episode 50 of 489 episodes

You know that the leg bone’s connected to the ankle bone. Now learn the other parts of the body by listening to this episode. Slow dialog: 1:35 Explanations: 3;45 Fast dialog: 18:31 Sonia: What in the world is that?! Nadir: It’s a life-size figure of George Washington. It’s for Leon’s school project. Sonia: Then why are you making it? Nadir: I’m not. I’m just helping him. Sonia: Uh-huh. Why does George Washington have really big hands and flat palms? Nadir: He cut down the family’s cherry tree. Remember? He probably needed big hands to do that. Sonia: And why does he have little tiny feet with six toes on each foot and no ankles? Nadir: I made a little mistake with those, but they’ll be covered up with shoes, so no one will see them. Sonia: And why is George’s head shaped like an egg? His ears are lopsided and his earlobes are disproportionate to his other facial features. Nadir: That’s why I made the forehead and chin bigger, so no one will notice those ears. We’ll probably put a hat on him anyway. Sonia: But his legs look really thin on top and thick on the bottom, with kneecaps that stick out. Nadir: I’ll put pants on him, so no one will see those either. Sonia: So it won’t matter if he’s not anatomically correct, right? Nadir: Right. Sonia: Good thing this isn’t for science class! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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