The College days

Thoughts sometimes take me to those days of late teens.
The college days.
Studied a bit of zoology and botany those days. I remember those teachers who were short in statures but very able teachers.
They taught me zoology and botany more than 35 years back.
Such thoughts bring joy to the old mind now.
Still inspire me to read about plant species and animal life.

Botany teacher:

This short man said: “Why do we look women otherthan our sisters and mother with lust? ” He talked about genetics then. Today I studied a bit of genetics on the internet. (Wikipedia)

Gregor Johann Mendel (July 20, 1822– January 6, 1884) was a German-speaking Silesian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the new science of genetics. Mendel demonstrated that the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants follows particular patterns, now referred to as the laws of Mendelian inheritance. The profound significance of Mendel’s work was not recognized until the turn of the 20th century, when the independent rediscovery of these laws initiated the modern science of genetics.

Zoology teacher:

He began his talk. He taught about the food path. Right from the mouth to rectum. He said: The gullet mechanism is such that, even while doing sirasasana your gullet will push the food from mouth to stomach. Just because your head is down and you eat upside down, the thing you chew will enter the stomach pushed by the gullet and not comeback to the mouth, due to gravity.

Nice to reminisce the funny moments at the study lectures.


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