It's been a long week. My sweet mother had hip replacement surgery last Wednesday and is now on her way to a speedy recovery with lots of good ol' physical therapy. She's a trooper.
Now onto more anatomy related news.
Have you heard of "Bodies Revealed
"? It's an exhibit of real preserved human bodies, from the inside, and it's kind of creepy but also pretty cool. My employers are sponsoring the exhibit at the Virignia Living Museum
, and last night the museum and exhibit was open for our company's employees and their families, which was great because Jason and I had been wanting to go see it, but were not sure if it would be worth the price of admission.
Image below is small so as not to gross out those with sensitive natures.
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The exhibit gives you no information as to where they acquired these "specimens", or how they came to be deceased, but after we got home, I read the wikipedia page
, which has info about some controversy regarding the "procurement" of the bodies. I'll just let folks make up their own minds about all that, though, because I don't want any controversy going on over here in my little blog.
Would I go see it if I'd read the wiki page about it beforehand? I don't know. But I do know that after seeing it I am glad we did not pay for it, because, although it was very interesting and educational, I don't think it's worth the price of admission.
The fact that we also had free reign of the entire Virginia Living Museum
made the night worthwhile, though. I haven't been there since the 90's when my friends and I went to see the late night Pink Floyd Laser Light show
in the planetarium, and Jason nor I have been in the main museum since we were kids. (Jason and I both grew up around these parts, though we never knew each other. A story for another time, perhaps.)
I'll have pictures of the Living Museum tomorrow.