I was commenting on how packaged pregnancy tests resemble fruit roll ups when my mother told me scientists once injected bunnies with a womanâ€™s urine to determine whether or not she was pregnant.
â€œA rabbit?â€Â I was a little stunned by the idea of poor, floppy-eared, innocent rabbits getting shot up with pee. â€œOh yeah!â€ My mother said nodding.Â â€œPeople used to say, well, the rabbit died. And everyone would know she was pregnant.â€
An episode of â€œM*A*S*Hâ€ even made reference to the practice when Hot Lips thought she might be pregnant and the only available test was via Radarâ€™s unsuspecting pet rabbit Fluffy.
This method seemed so bizarre to me, that I was compelled to learn more about the history of pregnancy tests. Click on to see what kind of crazy stuff I discovered.
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