Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Epic Cartoon Debate

Well, the age-old question puzzling anatomists the world over has been raised once again: “Why do cartoon characters have only four fingers?”

The graduate students of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory set out to explore it in their own special way… With cartoons of course.

The debate went on for several days, so I will spare you passage through all the stages of grief by simply presenting the conclusion to the matter in pictorial form, see Figure 1.

Figure 1. The Laboratory White Board/Devastated Area Post Debate [click to enlarge]

And now, the age-old question puzzling philosophers the world over is raised once again: “Do graduate students do anything useful?”