Cells Are Us – a publication by Balkwill and Rolph

Dr. Halls
People are still looking for the ‘Cells are us’ story, by Dr. Balkwill. Did you know, it was published on this website in 1997, and disappeared in 2007, when icnet.uk shut down. Now that the site has a new owner, (me), I wanted to pay tribute. So below, is what ‘Cells R Us’ was like:


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Megan Megan
That’s a nice graphic.


Hector Hector
Yes, for 1997 style, and a simple animated gif, it still draws your attention, with the wiggling sperm.


David David
I don’t see any wiggly sperm


Dr. Halls Dr. Halls
Oh sorry, it originally had a lot of these graphics too



 
 
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First, the chromosomes lined up in the centre of the cell.

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Then, each chromosome split into two identical halves.

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Next, the cell made a fold down its middle and…

HEY PRESTO!!!

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Two cells, which both had all the information and instructions to make you… and then…

Betty Betty
Lol, that’s kindof fun. That was ‘high quality’ entertainment in 1997 I bet.


Tyler Tyler
Wait. Do you think cells really make a “Thwop” sound?


Betty Betty
very funny.



 
 

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Hector Hector
The end.


Tyler Tyler
Now what? Know any jokes, involving sperm?



 
 

 

Did you click on any pictures to hear music, or find other surprises?.