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Anchorman (2004)

 
Concept featured in clip: menstruation and reproduction
Location of clip: (DVD)


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Summary of clip: Brick is worried that the new anchorwoman will attract bears to the office.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Timing of menstruation is important in the reproductive lives of all mammals. Males can use their sense of smell to determine whether the female is ovulating or menstruating.
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Questions to ask after viewing:
Do you think it is true that bears can smell a woman’s menstruation?
After two female hikers who happened to be menstruating were attacked and killed by grizzly bears in 1967, many warnings came out advising women not to hike in regions where bears live while menstruating. Is this an example of correlation vs. causation?
This topic can lead into a physiology and reproduction research project where each student or team of students focuses on a mammal of their choice and answers the question: can the males smell the menstruation of the females?