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    Bodies Exhibition

    So I came back from a trip to Manhattan and was fortunate enough to get to check out the bodies exhibition that they have there now.

    Very awesome. It definetly wasnt as "creepy" as I thought it would be. Presented very professionally, and it definetly took an educational angle to the whole thing. Anyone who gets a chance should really check it out. My favorite display they had were a muscular system leaning backwards, holding onto a skeletal system leaning the other way, balancing each other. The best part was that both the bones and the tissue came from the same person.

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    Wow...i had no idea this was going on. I'm going to look into going this weekend hopefully.

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    It is a cool show, VERY educational and fascinating.

    Funny, though, I had the exact opposite feeling. I had a very caviler attitude when I walked in but got a bit creeped out once there...creeped out and mesmerized. No text book could be so mesmerizing.

    I have only one complaint. You'll notice that there are only two women bodies in the whole exhibit. The first, after at least half the show gives by, is to display fat, the second is to display reproduction. No women were used to display the skeletal system, muscles, respitory system, etc...Just fat and sex.

    Still....everyone in the area should check it out...And that goes double for smokers.

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    I can't find any info on how long the exhibit will be, is it year round or just for a few weeks/months?

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    hmmm, though interesting, there is too much questionable things going on around the Inventor (and his company) of this method of preservation.

    I don't know how it is in the states, but here in germany there was a pretty big scandal, because "getting" the bodies wasnt so voulunatrily in some cases, and disregarding human rights.....

    another funny thing, a Girl I went to artschool with was friends with his Daughter in Kindergarden.... at one birthday they played hide&seek in the entire house INCLUDING the lab in the basement. Only many years later did she find out what was in the large metal tanks all over the place...... yikes!!!!!

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    http://www.bodiestheexhibition.com/

    Nicolas - I was wondering about that...but I didn't research it. I had heard that a lot of them came from China...Not sure if that's true, but it seemed possible.

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    yeah i went to see the exhibition too, when i was about 11 or 12. Back then there were a lot of scandals about the whole deal, but they had lists too, and you could sign up for being plastinated...

    this looked pretty impressive in life size...:



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    You know, I commented to a friend of mine that I was surprised there were no animal bodies....But then I thought that a US audience would get much more up in arms about animals being plastized than humans!

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    I went there when i was 15 or 16...cant remember...but rumours said that the passed werent asked before their death if they want their body plastinated and even some wilder stuff like bodies were literaly "stolen" but heck , i wouldnt give much for that

    ...it looked so awesome..i really liked the chess-player but i was really spooked o.O

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    A Clarification

    Bodies: the Exhibiton, which is in NY now, is unconnected (except for the plastination process) to the original German Body Worlds, which toured the US last year. Different people, different content, different mad scientist.


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    5{\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0l]Bodies: the Exhibiton, which is in NY now, is unconnected (except for the plastination process) to the original Body Worlds, which toured the US last year. Different people, different content, different mad scientist.[/QUOTE]

    I didn't realize that, but it makes sense. This was more of a science exhibit while I had thought it was to be more of an art thing. I wish I caught the other as well.

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    i´ve seen it in germany 1 year ago, the animals were awesomem but there was a dead corpse with a basketball playing, that was ill but anyways interesting most of them where russians that have smoked to much.damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Bodies: the Exhibiton, which is in NY now, is unconnected (except for the plastination process) to the original German Body Worlds, which toured the US last year. Different people, different content, different mad scientist.


    aaaah, ok Elwell. Good to know. well, scrap what I said then =)


    Irene, yes china. The Show I meant apparently got some of the Bodies from Death senteced and thus executed prisoners. Which if that isnt bad enough, without their consent. The Government just "handed" them over.... for money obviously.

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    Man....I feel bummed now since I posted about this a few weeks ago but noone bothered to reply....oh well, no since in being sad. I've gone to the one here in atlanta, and it is quite impressive. Very professional. There were a lot more men than women, but certainly more than two woman bodies. I heard that they are dead homeless people from china.....thats just what I heard.

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    Oohh! Well, since I can't make it to Montreal, I might as well do one fun thing this June!


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    I don't know which one I missed here in Philly (due to totally not going durring the five months or so it was just across town from me) but I think NY if far enough away to make sure I see this one

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