Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bodies...the Exhibition!


Ok now folks...just ride along with me for a moment here...

This is a picture from a show called Bodies...the Exhibition . It is open in Columbus, Ohio (among other cities) over at Easton Towne Center through December. It may seem a bit graphic at first, but I assure you it really isn't.

Two years ago, I went to a show similar to this called Bodyworlds with a group of friends who were also health professionals. It was AMAZING! If you have any interest in the human body, it is a must see. Even if you don't have an interest...it is a must see. I believe it is so important for people to understand their bodies and realize how amazing we really are! So many people take their bodies for granted and then just expect the medical community to perform a miracle to get them back on track. This exhibition (and others like it) shows so much of what lies beneath your skin...blood vessels, muscles, nerves...you name it. They even have displays of actual diseased organs. It is not gross at all...it's very tastefully done...artistic even! The bodies are preserved through a process called plastination (check out the link above for more info) and then displayed in such poses as kicking a soccer ball, ice skating, even skateboarding. I'm tellin' ya, folks...it is freakin' awesome. And educational too!

It IS a bit pricey though...$17 for children 12 and under, $22 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. But obviously, I found it to be worth every penny.

So if it's something you might be interested in, go see it! And if you are offended by it...don't send me a nasty email or leave a comment telling me why...just don't go!

6 comments:

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

oh wow they are real bodies. woah.

Have fun with that.

Logziella said...

Chuck and a friend of ours went to BodyWorks when it was in Chicago and he could not stop talking about how awesome and educational it was! Made me wish I had gone.

And Amen sister when you said that we treat our bodies however and then expect the medical community to perform a miracle. Well said!!

Semic70 said...

I was that friend that went w/ Chuck to BodyWorks in Chicago, it was an awesome exhibit!!!!!!!!!

Logziella said...

Yes, Kuckie...this is my friend Chris...a.k.a. Schnee. His wife is The Domestic Diva...their links are on my site. We are best friends and lived in Oklahoma at the same time and attended the same Bible School. Now you know..."The Rest of the Story". :0)

terri said...

I missed Bodyworlds when it was here in St. Paul. Now I wish I had made more of an effort to see it!

Mary Helen said...

It's opening soon in Branson, Missouri, too. We might try to see it. It seems a educational but also a little morbid!

 
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