Please join us for a trip down the… Pizza Pipeline. Hello, my name is Nemo. Marcolli. I will be your guide for this magical trip. This trip will transform you!. http://vector-magz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/pizza-man-clipart1.jpg. Our first stop...The mouth.
Hello, my name is Nemo. Marcolli. I will be your guide for this magical trip. This trip will
The mouth portion of this trip is pretty bumpy, with all the chewing, mashing and rolling around.
Beware of the saliva! It may seem like a harmless way to moisten the food, but there is a chemical in there called amylase. designed to break starches down!
Wow! Check out that bolus!
Weeee! Down the pipeline we go!
The new and improved esophagus has the latest technology, known as peristalsis that shoots you to the stomach in only 2-3 seconds!
Shhhh! We are not alone in here. The victims, uh, I mean, customers from the last trip down the pipeline have joined us in this vortex of terror!
It’s chyme...I mean...time to move on!
Disclaimers (a.k.a.) The small print:
We are not liable for any protein digestion that may occur. Pepsin and hydrochloric acid is caustic, and can burn through your favorite clothes. We are not liable for any damages to your proteins or clothing. Stomach churning can cause nausea and vomiting (reversed peristalsis). The pizza pipeline is exempt from any obligation for retribution or injuries incurred during this trip.
Take off your shoes and stay awhile. We have now entered the small intestine, and will be here for around 4-5 hours. This is the lazy river of the Pizza Pipeline.
Feel the soothing shower of bicarbonate raining down from the pancreas, as it neutralizes the stomach acids. Watch closely as this amazing organ sends enzymes into the small intestine to break down the lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins into the tiniest of nutrients, ready to be absorbed into...well that’s a whole other tour!
What’s that green stuff floating around you ask? It’s the Bile River, of course! The bile is made in the liver, stored in the gallbladder, ending up here with us in the small intestine. Gotta break down those fats in the cheese!
Here we are in the lower part of the small intestine. Watch out for the villi! These finger-like projections seems harmless, but they suck in nutrients into the bloodstream. Secure any loose articles or they may be absorbed!
Living large in the large intestine! out for the villi! These finger-like projections seems harmless, but they suck in nutrients into the bloodstream.
Let the waves of peristalsis guide us through the last leg of our journey. You may want to keep your eyes, mouths, and nose closed (pee-u!) while the walls of the large intestine suck all the water out of the undigested waste.
Now we have come to the end of our tour. Please keep your hands and feet in while you wait in the rectum to be released through the anus.
Ciao! The end.