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Postby kjle » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:58 pm

http://www.scienceworld.bc.ca/bodyworlds/

"Real humans. Real science. Really amazing!

Never before has an exhibition offered such an intimate look at the human body. Approximately 200 real human specimens—whole body plastinates, individual organs, transparent body slices and healthy and diseased organs—present a one-of-a-kind anatomy and physiology lesson. See how your body’s systems relate to one another and work together to help you function and survive. View firsthand how lifestyle choices impact your health and how muscles and joints work together during athletic performance.

BODY WORLDS 3 was created by anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens, inventor of Plastination—the groundbreaking method of anatomical specimen preservation. This technology allows authentic specimens to be displayed in a lifelike fashion for instruction and education, giving you an opportunity to appreciate what it really means to be human."

Has anyone heard of it or seen it? It is in my home city right now and I plan to go see it quite soon. I think it will be quite interesting.

It moves all over the world, so hopefully all of you will have a chance to see it as well.
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Postby Oscerot » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:01 pm

I saw it last year in the Ontario Science Museum. Pretty neat.
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Postby nugget » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:15 pm

wow i hope it comes to Australia :( we never get this much cool stuff BOOO
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Postby Dustfinger » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:53 pm

Body worlds ? It was in Stuttgart some years ago, wasn't it ?
In my home town in Germany we once saw a sort of "little" exhibition with plastinated people, it was quite interesting but frightening too.
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Postby kjle » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:04 pm

Ya Body Worlds has spent quite some time in Germany, so I figured you have seen it. There's actually three of them, and we have the latest and greatest on right now, but it's soon on it's way out.
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Postby Oscerot » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:36 pm

I actually wasn't freaked out by the fact that they where real human beings once. Truth by told, I think my feeble mind couldn't comprehend that entire exhibition. :lol:
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Postby Dustfinger » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:14 am

@kpoehlke
It was not in Stuttgart, that's a mistake. It was in Mannheim some years ago I think....and there is also a film (in German) about it. AND there is even a book.
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Postby nugget » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:33 am

Its quite a controversial exhibition
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Postby kjle » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:02 am

Ya apparently there's a group who don't agree with the exhibition of human organs
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Postby nugget » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:07 am

Some of the body and body parts werent ones that were not donated by the owners, but apparently of criminals in china which the government sold to. but i dont know how true that is.
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Postby kjle » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:27 am

hmm, didn't hear that. That's kinda weird
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Postby nugget » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:29 am

Yeh thats what i was discussing with one of my lecturers. i wonder if its true.
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