Monday, 22 October 2012

Pituitary Awareness Quiz: Day 5

Aloha! Today's question is rather late, I very nearly forgot to write it at all. Nearly... but not quite! The nice thing about doing this quiz has been that I've also learned things about the pituitary and its various hormones that I never knew before. And so, ladies and gentlemen, I present:

National Pituitary Awareness Month Pituitary Awareness Quiz
Day 5, Question 5

Q.5: Beta-endorphin is used by the body to numb pain, and is found in the anterior pituitary gland, as well as the hypothalamus. From the extracts of which species' pituitary gland was beta-endorphin first discovered?

a) Dolphin

b) Guinea Pig

c) Chimp

d) Camel

e) Owlbear

Bonus Question: How do you extract an owlbear's pituitary?


  1. Olfend!
    You'd have to get an owlbeartross to peck it out.
    Sorry for being a stalker!

    1. Annnnd... 2 points for the awesomeness (and obscurity) of that response. Stalk away, my dear, stalk away!

  2. e) Owlbear

    With a very powerful rifle and a scalpel