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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted September 11, 2004 09:48      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cadavers Steal the Show in L.A.

An exhibit of dissected and flayed corpses, on display for the first time in the United States, attracts a steady stream of visitors curious to see what humans really look like under the skin. Randy Dotinga reports from Los Angeles.

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Zwilnik

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Icon 1 posted September 11, 2004 14:42      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I saw Body Worlds when it was on in London last year. It's a very interesting exhibition, although it wanders a bit between science, art and freak show. Mostly, the exhibits are very interesting scientifically, usually with some degree of artistic posing (if you're a smoker, make sure you take a good look at the smoker's lung. That'll help you give up quickly [Wink] ). However, there's a section on malformed fetuses in jars (along with a pregnant woman with her unborn baby inside her) that is set out in much more of a freak show kind of style.

Scientifically, this sort of display gives you a much better concept of how the body fits together than the traditional pickled bits in bottles style of display, but there's just this little tinge of exhibitionism on the part of the Dr behind it (especially after the documentary on him was shown in the UK). Either way, well worth going to see [Smile]

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Dr Cyclops
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Icon 1 posted September 13, 2004 20:47      Profile for Dr Cyclops   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I found a half-eaten cow the other day in the desert. Buzzards go for the eyes first.

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted September 14, 2004 06:44      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I saw a half-eaten cow yesterday too. It was on my plate and I wasn't quite done eating dinner yet. [Big Grin]
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Cap'n Vic

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Did you eat the eyes first?

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