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lactating thumb

milk producing thumbs
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for coffee, for a quick calcium boost, for kids who suck their thumbs.
sputnik5, Jul 05 2002

Introduction to lactation biology http://classes.aces...AnSci308/intro.html
For reference. [pottedstu, Jul 05 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Foam Thumb http://www.halfbake...ea/Flipping_20Thumb
Could leak water for moistening stamps, so why not milk? Unless for your binky you'd rather use a pinky. [reensure, Jul 06 2002]

artificial liver http://archive.news...1&id=mg17423400.200
not as close as i thought it was [chud, Jul 06 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       I believe that milk glands evolved from sweat glands, but even so, I think this could be difficult to achieve, and even then too gross to stick in your coffee.   

       sputnik, you are liable to get lots of negative votes unless you try and explain how ideas could actually be created.
pottedstu, Jul 05 2002
  

       Also, how can you possibly get a calcium boost from your own milk? (If anything, given that there are bound to be some losses in the stomach, you'll end up with a net calcium loss.)
DrCurry, Jul 05 2002
  

       Maybe you could hook a milk jug or bag up to your thumb, just for fun? Oh, that's a terrible idea, but it makes a funny mental image.   

       Anyway, sputnik5 hasn't specified a way in which this could be done.
polartomato, Jul 06 2002
  

       I have to give this a thumbs down. (No offen(c)se, 'wax.)
waugsqueke, Jul 06 2002
  

       if it could be done it could be for men or shy women (in public) that want to breastfeed. the people that did the mouse with an ear on its back have worked out a way to make a liver so a milk gland could be made if its not more complicated than a liver. Actually then you'd end up with a huge thumb with a nipple on the end.
chud, Jul 06 2002
  
      
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