A Portsmouth university lecturer was forced to change his lesson after students complained that a fossil looked like testicles.
A 400-year-old illustration of the fragment of Megalosaurus leg bone was shown in a lecture to third year students at the University of Portsmouth as part of a course on the history of palaeontology. But students weren’t happy and complained. Here's how Facebook reacted:
The illustration’s original name is 'Scrotum Humanum', given to it because of its uncanny resemblance to male genitalia.
The image has now been removed from the presentation to prevent future offence.
The decision to change the lecture was revealed in the university's response to a Freedom of Information request regarding student complaints.
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