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Or maybe I should say an Insides Man.

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My daughter recieved this as a Christmas present last year. At first I’m not sure what she thought. Now, that he’s had some exposure on our playroom shelf, he’s one of the most popular toys in our house.

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He is filled with squishy “guts” that you can pull out and take apart.

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First you remove the skin and the rib cage and then . . .

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You remove the organs one by one. . .

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And place them on the Organ-Izer. Hahahaa!

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That cracks me up!

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The inside man–just our name for him, by the way–also comes with a book.

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It includes information on the functions of each organ. From the mouth. . .

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to the intestines and everything in between.

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It also includes the most important information, how to put him back together.

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Can I just tell you, I actually sat and entertained a group of four first-graders for almost an hour the other day with this guy. Just taking him apart, talking about the pieces, and putting them back together. I don’t think I have to tell you, but kids this age are especially interested in the digestive system and anything else that has to doo with stuff coming out of your body.

And I can’t let you go without showing you this, the most questioned and disputed organ in our inside man. . .

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Mooommmm, what’s this? The bottom? No, it’s the lips. . .the heart?

Any guesses?

It’s actually the diaphragm, y’know, the muscle that lets you draw in air.

And, while the inside man is anatomically correct on the inside, he’s not so much on the outside. Hey, you don’t have to teach all of human biology just yet.