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I went to the Body World Vital exhibit yesterday.  Real human bodies displaying their innards.

Now I know why I'm not a doctor.


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I find it fascinating, fwiw.

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I find it fascinating, fwiw.

have you been to any of their exhibits?  if so, which one?
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I'd rather not look at guts

Needless to say, I didn't click on the link.
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Most medical schools that I'm aware of use cadavers in teaching human anatomy. From what I see, this exhibit simply goes a bit further in arranging those cadavers into artistic or athletic poses.

Probably a couple decades ago, I encountered in a university library the first large picture book of cadavers that I had ever seen. The color glossy photos were very detailed and a bit difficult to view the first time around. Now and then I took a careful look, but I can't say that the fascination became the least bit addictive.


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I find it fascinating, fwiw.

have you been to any of their exhibits?  if so, which one?

No, I haven't yet.  I haven't been to space yet either, but I find that fascinating too.

I'd love to go to one if it comes to town.  If one of the displays makes me temporarily uncomfortable (and it very well might), that's a function of my own mentality more than anything about the display itself.  It's a welcome opportunity to self-examine.  There's no need to be so scared of the human body.  Believe it or not, none of them are actually going to jump out at you.

The "Too much information" moniker is just a personal statement.  It reminds me of a story about Galileo, who at one point invited a friend to peer into the telescope and see some of the cosmos.  The friend refused to even look.  Information scares some people.  Others, it doesn't.  To each their own.


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We had a similar exhibit in Tampa.  I must admit I found it more than interesting.  ???  

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I think the problem is that, as a general rule, they tend to be dead.

Well, that is, with the possible exception of one or two exhibitionists looking for an audience.


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One of these days I am going to go to a Body World Exhibit. I find it very fascinating. Did you know there is also a "Animal Inside Out" exhibit? Same thing but with animals. I would REALLY like to go to that one!

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Sex organs of dead people just seems creepy.
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Saw a similar exhibit in Boston or Philly a few years ago.  Freaky/creepy, but fascinating.
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Yes, VERY interesting. I'd like to see such a museum. Isn't there a similar one at the Mutter Museum in Philly, PA?
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Yes, VERY interesting. I'd like to see such a museum. Isn't there a similar one at the Mutter Museum in Philly, PA?

That's the one!  Couldn't remember the name.  Mutter Museum
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Yes, VERY interesting. I'd like to see such a museum. Isn't there a similar one at the Mutter Museum in Philly, PA?

Mutter Museum has lots of collection of human bits, none of which are plasticized and naturally posed...also very interesting, but not quite the same as Body Worlds.

And there's absolutely nothing wrong with being...unsettled...by the sight of artfully arranged cadavers.

I'm betting the "too much information" comment isn't because the OP was afraid of what he would learn, but because the manner in which he was learning it. For good or for ill, staring at fully exposed and flayed open cadavers feels quite invasive and voyeuristic for many people - myself included.  :)
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I have gone to 2 different Body World exhibits, and enjoyed them both.  I never felt queasy, or bothered by the bodies. We may all be different, but the similarities are remarkable.  

As for the viewing of sex organs, I found that to be a minor distraction.  I've seen lots of other men in gym showers, even when I was not looking.  Women fascinate me in general, but not so much their genitalia.  "Read" too many magazines and been to too many strip clubs for that to be all that different.   :)  Natural boobs are the best!


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I saw one of the exhibits several years ago in Denver.  Fascinating, though my grandson was a bit bothered by it.  

I remember the cross section of an obese person's arm.  Made me want to swear off any excess of food!


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I went to the one in NYC 3 years ago... completely amazing!

Anyone that has a friend that smokes should pay their way and show them the smokers lungs exhibited...


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I had to take anatomy last year. Kind of gross at first, but you get used to it. Worst part is the smell, and the brain smells the worst. Wonderful learning experience as I now am much more knowledgeable about everything occurring in my body, and what has happened exactly when I am injured. Also, it makes you realize how tough yet fragile we are.
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Anyone that has a friend that smokes should pay their way and show them the smokers lungs exhibited...

The exhibit caused a friend of mine to quit smoking.
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When my boys were in grades 5 & 6 I chaperoned their field trip to OMSI which included camping in the museum. People were fascinated and repulsed to greater or lesser degrees by an exhibit of 40 fetuses. One at each week of gestation. But no one of the students would sleep in the "dead baby" room that night

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