Adventures in Ethics and Science

I don’t know why I never thought of making Hallowe’en cookies like this:


They look like gingerbread, but actually the cookies are made of chocolate cookie dough. Any cookie dough you can roll out and cut with cookie cutters would work. A dark cookie makes the white icing jump out, but you could use dark icing on a light cookie, too.

But let’s talk about the anatomical details. I’m pretty sure most humanoids don’t have coiled ribcages like this. Sure, the icing flows efficiently that way … but I can’t help but wondering if these guys bounce more than other skeletons. Maybe this kind of ribcage is an effective shock absorber?


  1. #1 Anon
    October 31, 2008

    Those are obviously Tiggers…

  2. #2 Academic
    October 31, 2008

    Wow, they certainly look tasty. Perhaps there’s a skeleton stencil that would allow for a more correct version of the skeleton. I’m a little concerned about their shoulders….

  3. #3 Mark P
    November 1, 2008

    I would think the attachment of one leg to the ribcage would cause discomfort when jogging. On the other hand, maybe it helps pump air in and out of the lungs.

  4. #4 Jeb, FCD
    November 1, 2008

    We did the same thing with gingerbread tho’!

  5. #5 bioephemera
    November 2, 2008

    Those are fabulous. And if you have any smart alec kids who insist it’s incorrect, you can ask them to propose an alternative environment, such as a high gravity planet, in which a Slinky Skeleton would be adaptive.

  6. #6 ...tom...
    November 2, 2008

    obviously Tiggers…


    Why do ‘anons’ often have the best comments..??


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