Here are some fantastic photos from the New Scientist website — accidentally captured the clearest picture of a woman’s ovary in the process of ovulation.

Pictures and articles here

I guess it’s pretty hard to get pictures of an event that happens for just a few minutes at one poorly determined time each month. They just happened to have this woman already cut open at the time (she was getting a partial hysterectomy). What luck. Apparently the main scientific result of the images is that the process happened much slower than previously thought — it took about 15 minutes for the egg to emerge.

I was actually just as interested to see the ovary and the follicle themselves (the follicle is *huge*!) as the emergence of the egg.

Hmm, a funny post for Father’s Day, I realize!

And, congratulations to me, I turn 100 today!  This is my 100th post…