24 March 2007

This morning I went downtown to the Bodies: The Exhibition. This exhibit uses real human bodies that have been preserved and cut open so you can see inside. Gives you a great three-dimensional view of the bodies. It sounds gross, but it is actually really cool and interesting.

They had sections on skeletons, muscles, organs, nerves, and the ultra cool section on the circulatory system. They had a reproductive section where they showed fetuses at different times during a pregnancy; 18 days, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 20 weeks. It brings a whole new perspective on the abortion issue when you see that tiny little body at 4 and 8 weeks.

It was also interesting to see things like the thyroid gland that is the cause of my hypothyroidism and knee and elbow joints which I have had replaced. Very cool.

This would be a great educational exhibit for school age kids or anyone who wants to learn a little more about the human body. So if you are near Miami, New York, Seattle, Vegas, DC, or Pittsburgh, check out this fascinating exhibit.

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