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    Body Worlds

    Went here today to see the exhibit. In just 2 hous I learned more about the human anatomy than I ever would just picking it up from books. The exhibit offers you a full sized, close up look at the human body, its different layers under the skin and so on.

    So far this exhibit has travelled all over Germany. Been to UK, Belgium, Austria, Japan, S.Korea and of course Singapore. Its not made the trip to North America yet and I guess there were a number of hoohaas back then with regards to the morality issue behind the actual reasons for such exhibits.

    Whatever it is, if you guys have the chance, when it comes to a city near you....GO VISIT THE EXHIBIT! Just don't think "right or wrong" but how it will help you understand human anatomy more. I admit I didn't have an easy time at the reproduction section but it was still worth the trip.
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    yes, the exhibition is quite impressing, but this german who made it - Gunther von Hagens - is rather controversial.
    you know, he is said to use killed chinese prisoners for his preparations

    He's always wearing this strange hat and has problems to explain things about his exhibition :huh:


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    Yeah i've seen it in Brussels last year. It's really interesting and only the last part i found slightly disturbing.

    Towards the end of the exhibit the pieces were more 'art' and less 'science' i.m.o. -- something that was not really appealing to me. Also the subjects became more and more recognisable as human beings. Skin, tattoos, body hair -- disturbing ;-/

    I like the horse a lot and would have liked to see more function of muscles etc explained and compared between different bodies.

    But it's really interesting -- if you have the chance definitely go there.
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