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    Thumbs up Body World

    Has anyone seen this? I went to see it the other day from the perspective of someone who has taken both general anatomy and [currently] a cadaver dissection course and I have to say I was amazed. It definitely helped that I knew the names of the parts of the body displayed and I ended up staying for hours.

    http://www.bodyworlds.com/en.html

    I can definitely understand how it would be controversial, but it provide amazing insight to the general public of how intricate the human body really is. I've watched some videos on the process behind constructing the human displays and my jaw was dropped the entire time.

    Anyone else?

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    Yeah, I saw a documentary on it awhile back. Fascinating and disturbing at the same time.

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    yea, i agree. Fascinating and disturbing at the same time!

    The BODY WORLDS exhibitions are first-of-their-kind exhibitions through which visitors learn about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies, using an extraordinary process called Plastination a groundbreaking method for specimen preservation invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977.

    taken from there website!!

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    I don't find anything "disturbing" about it.

    Are cemeteries disturbing?

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    Ah, I went to a Body World exhibit in LA a few years ago. Quite interesting.

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    I remember a post about this same thing a few months ago. But ya, it's some cool stuff they had one in Tampa a few years back that cause quite a stir.

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    I went to an exhibit in Vancouver last year. It was hard to believe that the bodies in front of me were real. It was too real, it was fake.

    The best part was when I was looking into a display box of some body part (forget which) and some old woman, casually talking to another said "oh, that is what's wrong with me..."

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