‘Portsmouth students need to grow a pair’: Here's how Facebook reacted to uni students complaints about testicle drawing

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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.

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The image has now been removed from the presentation to prevent future offence.

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Scrotum Humanum Picture: Robert Plot, Michael Burghers / Wikimedia Commons (labelled for reuse)

Scrotum Humanum Picture: Robert Plot, Michael Burghers / Wikimedia Commons (labelled for reuse)

The decision to change the lecture was revealed in the university's response to a Freedom of Information request regarding student complaints.

Were the students right to complain or are they just being ‘snowflakes'. Let us know in the comments below.