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  • He packed a box to be shipped to Anchorage that contained various walrus parts, including a skull, oosik and meat.

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  • On the day I visited his Gastown emporium, he put away the oosik, tossed off that ironic smile that has become his trademark, and deadpanned, "I do twenty to fifty of those a day."

    The Walrus Magazine

  • But if he did wave an oosik around, his was bigger than Don's.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

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  • The baculum (penis bone) of a walrus. There is also a ski race near Talkeetna, Alaska, called the Oosik Classic. Don't know why--there isn't a walrus within 700 miles of Talkeetna.

    October 16, 2007

  • It has a bone?!

    October 16, 2007

  • If I had a "Do Not Need to Know" list, this would be on it.

    October 16, 2007

  • The typical one is about two feet long. Really.

    October 16, 2007

  • My theory is that it's an evolutionary adaptation. Walruses spend a lot of time in cold water, and cold water...ummm...makes things...you know...shrink.

    October 16, 2007

  • You mean...shrinkage?

    October 16, 2007

  • Walruses have penis bones. But do they have kneecaps?

    October 16, 2007

  • Like a frightened turtle, reesetee...

    October 16, 2007

  • Not likely, yarb, since they don't have knees.

    October 17, 2007

  • C_B--so do minks, raccoons, and otters. Hmmm...all animals that spend time around water. COLD water...

    October 17, 2007