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Unformatted text preview: ovary it starts the fertilization process which last for around nine months. The body is an amazing process when it comes to the sperm and the egg. It is really fascinating that it can take the sperm as little as 30 minutes or 48 hours (assuming that they are still alive) to reach the egg. The reason it takes so many sperm to fertilize one egg is because the sperm must cary the Y chromosome. I just watched a video on youtube.com that shows the whole process and to me it looked like they were helping the sperm with the y chromosome into the egg, almost like they were on the same team. It makes me wonder if sperm are team players? Also I wonder why millions of sperm are released and why that many or even produced or if it takes energy away from the man producing the sperm? None if these questions were in the book....
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- Spring '11