Saturday, September 27, 2008

Body Worlds 2 Exhibit



Grundy, our favorite Yale nerd, stayed over Thursday. We wanted to do something fun while he was here. I saw a commercial that Body Worlds 2 was on exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This German dude, Gunther von Hagens, developed a way to preserve the human body through a process called plastination. Basically they suck all the water and fat out of the body and, through use of vacuums, replace it with polymers and plastics. So you see real bodies and body parts but they look like they are made of plastic. It is crazy. I figured it was a once in a lifetime opportunity so we all went to see it. Holy Crap, it was awesome! I know it is controversial, but I do not find it offensive at all, in fact I left the museum with a whole new respect for life and the human body. If you get a chance, please go see it. In fact, Body World 3 is on exhibit in Salt Lake at the Leonardo, 209e 500s. buy tickets at theleonardo.org. Definitely worth the time and money. Wow. Awesome.


3 comments:

Piper said...

hey i'm going to bodies in nyc tonight!! cool...

Guzman Family said...

We wanted to do an event for work when Body Worlds came to Denver, but since it is a Catholic school and there are fetuses...it was a no go. :( I really wanted to see it though!

D + M said...

Hey they have body world in Utah right now!! Everyone should go and see it! It was amazing :) Miss you guys