The Anatomy of a McNugget

Anatomy of the "McNugget".

For many years, it was believed that the "McNugget" served at McDonalds restaurants was a batter-fried piece of formed chicken. Now, Mike the Pod has learned the ugly truth. In its search for less-expensive, more plentiful food source, McDonalds has employed genetic engineers to create the macnugeta repulsiva, a diminutive creature that lives in tanks of protein-enriched slime lit only by black light, until its brood grows large enough for it to be thrown live into frying batter (usually when their offspring reaches the healthy number of six, nine or twenty), Herewith, our disturbing findings.

eye (often accounts for that strange cartilage "crunch" when eaten)


primary and vestigial nostril pairs

hard bony incisors (used to open snails)

chitinous mating sheath (retracts before intercourse)

fore whiskers


aft whiskers

prehensile tail

paddle-like feet

Adult Male.

Stubborn yet easy to capture, the male fertilizes his mate with a yellow ichor (referred to by McDonalds Corp. as "Hot Mustard").

gills (located on back to prevent suffocation during mating)

egg bulb


primary, secondary and tertiary nostrils (third also functions as anus)

recessed fertilization canal (with protective cilia)

flourescent tongue

aft whiskers (bluer than the male)

lubricated orifice

retractable egg-releasing tube


Adult Female.

The female has a thicker coating of secreted mucous and is therefore more difficult to catch. She uses her flourescent tongue to make chirping noises, much like a dolphin, to attract the male.

eye (remains closed until six days after hatching)

protein-absorption membrane

poop chute

extra skin layer for warmth, using blood vessels (shed during puberty)

excurrent/incurrent siphon

spiked pseudopod


Cruel though it may be, the larvae are cooked as early as eight days after they hatch. Succinic acid is required to neutralize the natural poisons in the larvae (and is commonly found in McDonalds' Sweet-and-Sour Sauce).

The Anatomy of a McNugget

shared by judithgold on Oct 26, 2011 in Humor


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This is a humorous infographic that visually explores what a McDonalds chicken Mcnugget is really made of. It provides a description of the male Mcnugget, the female Mcnugget and the larva Mcnugget.
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