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(Telegraph)   If you thought Gunther von Hagens' Body World art exhibit was creepy but cool, wait until you get a load of "Animal Inside Out" at the Natural History Museum in London   (telegraph.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-04-05 04:19:54 AM  
Last museum gig I had, we had Body Works. While the exhibit itself was lovely, we had to pay extra special attention to all admissions, because the turnstile and register equipment was networked directly to Von Hagens' organization in Germany, so he could keep realtime tabs on the money it was generating. I'm sure the good Herr Doktor has quite a nice home in Deutschland.
 
2012-04-05 04:23:00 AM  
I'm more familiar with animals turning into pink mist rather than inside out.
 
2012-04-05 04:24:18 AM  
You probably thought those elephants were alive.
 
2012-04-05 04:25:56 AM  
Are they executed Chinese prisoner animals?
 
2012-04-05 04:34:07 AM  
I couldn't read the article

Phone farking sucks sometimes
 
2012-04-05 04:39:37 AM  
The "Body Worlds" giraffe comes in ten pieces, and has to be partially assembled by forklift using a team of six.
 
2012-04-05 04:50:59 AM  
Dudes weren't allowed to the opening, apparently.
 
2012-04-05 04:51:05 AM  
This method of plasticizing things is just brilliant..The addition of this as a tool to teach and learn is just
amazing to me. Plasticizing gives exquisite details that you can't get from a textbook,model or jarred specimen.
Much less that they have the full size creature, not just bits and pieces, gives the scale and you can see
how the parts make up the whole. I think I would gladly have the process done to my remains if I could be
assured that I would be donated to a medical school. I'd rather be able to have myself be used to teach
over and over, not just a one shot autopsy use for an anatomy class.
 
2012-04-05 04:51:06 AM  
And now I can include "large skinned beasts" in to my lists of nightmares... thanks.
 
2012-04-05 04:55:03 AM  
Zombie split dogs?
 
2012-04-05 04:56:40 AM  
The cow and sheep made me hungry since they reminded me of slaughtering livestock.

\a little less bloody though
 
2012-04-05 04:58:47 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: This method of plasticizing things is just brilliant..The addition of this as a tool to teach and learn is just
amazing to me. Plasticizing gives exquisite details that you can't get from a textbook,model or jarred specimen.
Much less that they have the full size creature, not just bits and pieces, gives the scale and you can see
how the parts make up the whole. I think I would gladly have the process done to my remains if I could be
assured that I would be donated to a medical school my junk would be frozen at optimal size and position. I'd rather be able to have myself be used to teach
over and over, not just a one shot autopsy use for an anatomy class


FTFY
Focus on what's important, man, this is your legacy!
 
2012-04-05 05:01:23 AM  

Precision Boobery: Mr. Shabooboo: This method of plasticizing things is just brilliant..The addition of this as a tool to teach and learn is just
amazing to me. Plasticizing gives exquisite details that you can't get from a textbook,model or jarred specimen.
Much less that they have the full size creature, not just bits and pieces, gives the scale and you can see
how the parts make up the whole. I think I would gladly have the process done to my remains if I could be
assured that I would be donated to a medical school my junk would be frozen at optimal size and position. I'd rather be able to have myself be used to teach
over and over, not just a one shot autopsy use for an anatomy class

FTFY
Focus on what's important, man, this is your legacy!


Nah, I watched 'em set up the "baseball player". His junk was wobbling around all over the place.
 
2012-04-05 05:05:23 AM  

Precision Boobery: Mr. Shabooboo: This method of plasticizing things is just brilliant..The addition of this as a tool to teach and learn is just
amazing to me. Plasticizing gives exquisite details that you can't get from a textbook,model or jarred specimen.
Much less that they have the full size creature, not just bits and pieces, gives the scale and you can see
how the parts make up the whole. I think I would gladly have the process done to my remains if I could be
assured that I would be donated to a medical school my junk would be frozen at optimal size and position. I'd rather be able to have myself be used to teach
over and over, not just a one shot autopsy use for an anatomy class

FTFY
Focus on what's important, man, this is your legacy!


Nah..I'm pretty secure about that..Besides.No need to be neurotic when your dead.. :)
 
2012-04-05 05:09:50 AM  
I don't think I'm that crazy about certain parts of skin and fur and what have you being left on like in those examples. I'm sure it is done for artistic effect, but I don't know, I almost think they'd be more beautiful without, and found stuff like the bull's head and the gorilla's face distracting at best.
 
2012-04-05 05:28:42 AM  
Fap.
 
2012-04-05 06:32:38 AM  
Fascinating. If I had a chance, I'd go.
 
2012-04-05 07:06:55 AM  

Nogale: Fascinating. If I had a chance, I'd go.


I do have the chance to go and I think I'll head down there on Saturday. The museums in London are fantastic (if you're into not being a dolt) - the British Museum (new window), the Imperial War Museum (new window), The Science Museum (new window) and that's just a few.

Seriously, come to London and spend your dollars. We promise we'll be very discrete mocking your awful day-glo cagoules, hemorrhoidal fanny packs, grubby baseball caps, childish shorts, and ridiculously over-sized camera bags - you probably won't even notice ;D
 
2012-04-05 07:18:08 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You probably thought those elephants were alive.


Nope.....................Chuck Testa.
 
2012-04-05 07:20:07 AM  

mgoblue70: AverageAmericanGuy: You probably thought those elephants were alive.

Nope.....................Chuck Testa.


+1
 
2012-04-05 07:29:24 AM  

Subliterati: Nogale: Fascinating. If I had a chance, I'd go.

I do have the chance to go and I think I'll head down there on Saturday. The museums in London are fantastic (if you're into not being a dolt) - the British Museum (new window), the Imperial War Museum (new window), The Science Museum (new window) and that's just a few.

Seriously, come to London and spend your dollars. We promise we'll be very discrete mocking your awful day-glo cagoules, hemorrhoidal fanny packs, grubby baseball caps, childish shorts, and ridiculously over-sized camera bags - you probably won't even notice ;D


I just did most of those on my last trip, but you left one out; The Churchill War Rooms..... Excellent.
 
2012-04-05 07:34:55 AM  
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'I have a good feeling about this.'


/I was gonna post what happened next, but I got once suspended for 24 hours for posting a picture of a puppy sitting in the snow because 'it looked like the puppy may have been frozen, and someone could have found that to be offensive.' Seriously mods? Seriously?
 
2012-04-05 07:39:39 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm more familiar with animals turning into pink mist rather than inside out.


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2012-04-05 08:01:19 AM  
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But the animal is inside out.
 
2012-04-05 08:25:54 AM  

buckler: ... directly to Von Hagens' organization in Germany, so he could keep realtime tabs on the money it was generating. I'm sure the good Herr Doktor has quite a nice home in Deutschland.


And there he's busy building his Human Centipede model kit from scratch.
 
2012-04-05 09:08:20 AM  
been to the bodies exhibit in NY. pretty cool attraction. took my girl there and we feel in love looking at dead bodies.

yes executed chinese
 
2012-04-05 09:11:53 AM  
Newspaper reading is a sedentary act. Therefore we must deny mobile access!!!
 
2012-04-05 09:15:54 AM  
exhibit at the Natural History Museum
Sweet I'll have to go check it out this summer!-
in London
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2012-04-05 09:24:47 AM  

Subliterati: Seriously, come to London and spend your dollars. We promise we'll be very discrete mocking your awful day-glo cagoules, hemorrhoidal fanny packs, grubby baseball caps, childish shorts, and ridiculously over-sized camera bags - you probably won't even notice ;D


We promise not to mention your teeth. Or whatever this is.
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/love London
 
2012-04-05 09:43:02 AM  
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2012-04-05 09:44:03 AM  
That was my nightmare fuel for the day.
 
2012-04-05 09:44:41 AM  

jtown: But the animal is inside out.


And it exploded.
 
2012-04-05 09:47:46 AM  
hork
 
2012-04-05 09:51:43 AM  

SonOfSpam: jtown: But the animal is inside out.

And it exploded.


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That was so cool.
 
2012-04-05 10:07:04 AM  
I have a piece of plasticized human tissue. I parked my bike near the delivery entrance of the museum. As I was leaving I noticed a small piece that must have broken off just outside the door.
3. Profit?
 
2012-04-05 10:10:43 AM  
The "Body Works" make me nauseus; I hate seeing dead people, especially mutilated. But these are fascinating!
 
2012-04-05 10:18:51 AM  

Spuddy345: Fap.


#10
 
2012-04-05 10:21:50 AM  
Can someone explain to me how they separate and display only the capillary structures? that seems ridiculously tedious if it had to be done by hand.
 
2012-04-05 10:28:39 AM  
In case anyone somehow missed the memo:

"Hongjin's record has been called into question in the past. In 2004 he and von Hagens were accused of using the bodies of political prisoners in a similar exhibition, Body Worlds - charges which they denied. They did, however, return seven bodies from their exhibition to China after two were found to have bullet holes in the back of their heads.

...

In China it is not illegal to use the bodies of political prisoners for commercial purposes. Amnesty International estimates that China executed at least 3,400 people in 2004. The Chinese government outlawed the sale of human organs last week after widespread criticism of their practice of 'harvesting' organs from political prisoners.

'The problem is that the provenance of the bodies is not clear,' said Sharon Hom, executive director of Human Rights in China. 'The Chinese authorities do not disclose that type of information, and given their history of using the organs and bodies of political prisoners there is certainly plenty of cause for concern.

'The bodies in this exhibition appear to be disproportionately young males. In China the most likely source for large numbers of young male bodies is prison and labour camps."
 
2012-04-05 10:33:39 AM  

greenboy: Can someone explain to me how they separate and display only the capillary structures? that seems ridiculously tedious if it had to be done by hand.


If I remember right, I remember reading a plaque in front of one of the capillary figures that mentioned that they forced some sort of plastic through them, then dissolved the bits around it with acid that leaves that compound alone. I could be wrong...it was forever ago.
 
2012-04-05 10:35:20 AM  

greenboy: Can someone explain to me how they separate and display only the capillary structures? that seems ridiculously tedious if it had to be done by hand.


I was wondering that too, but after reading how they plasticize the parts they want to preserve and use acid to eat away the rest, I figured they just injected the veins with the stuff like you would with embalming fluid and then gave it a nice acid bath after the stuff hardened.
 
2012-04-05 10:46:02 AM  
It's still weird though. Captivating, but weird.
 
2012-04-05 10:49:21 AM  
If you think anatomy is creepy you probably went to public school.
 
2012-04-05 10:56:23 AM  
I saw Body Works. It was a rainy spring day. The air was as thick as the crowds. People were still wearing heavy winter clothes which only made matters worse. Every surface you touched was damp from condensation. I made it up to the pregnant woman and fetus before bolting for the door. Have never been more nauseated in my life. Will NOT be going to the new exhibit.
 
2012-04-05 11:16:18 AM  
Seems like it would be easier and much faster to just use glass...
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2012-04-05 11:26:46 AM  
I read that as "Van Hugens":

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I'd got to that exhibit.
 
2012-04-05 11:38:10 AM  
That was cool

/my coworkers were freaked out
//weirdos
 
2012-04-05 11:40:19 AM  
I've been to Body Worlds- fascinating stuff. It really shows how things go together in ways books and simple two dimensional pictures never could.

If you're the curious sort, it's a must see.
 
2012-04-05 11:58:13 AM  

wildcardjack: I'm more familiar with animals turning into pink mist

slime rather than inside out.

Ground beef...its what's for dinner.
 
2012-04-05 11:59:39 AM  

greenboy: Can someone explain to me how they separate and display only the capillary structures? that seems ridiculously tedious if it had to be done by hand.


IIRC, they inject the plastic into the arteries/veins and then use enzymes to basically remove the tissue and leave only the plastic behind. The human versions of this were amazing, especially the hand and face. You could see the nail beds on the hand.
 
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