Body Worlds

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  1. Koolvin

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    Body Worlds is closing down! I went there yesterday and I have to say it was very interesting... here is a link:

    http://www.bodyworlds.com/en/home.asp

    not for the sqeemish!
     
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    Koolvin,

    When Gunther von Hagens did the Post Mortem live on Channel 4, I didn't get to see the programme. Next day I was stuck in the car on the M6 trying to get to Birmingham, and heard a phone-in on the topic on 5 Live.

    I've never heard such a load of bollocks from the 'anti' brigade in my life! Given that all those whose bodies/body parts are exhibited gave consent, including the guy who was the subject of the autopsy, what's the problem?

    We have Vets doing ops on animals on TV all the ****ing time, (too much of the time IMO) so why not learn a bit about the human body?

    You are too young to remember 'Your Life in Their Hands', a brilliant programme in the 60's, which showed in detail, operations being conducted by top surgeons.

    If I get the chance, I'll be going to Body Worlds.

    Glad you enjoyed it. :) :)
     
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    You'd better hurry! they have been kicked out of the UK and the last day of opening is 9th Feb 2003.

    I didn't really enjoy it that much but it was definetly fascinating, some things were quite disturbing even! My GF however wanted to stay longer!

    oh BTW Brick Lane is a f'in dump. Make sure you go during the day (as in daylight hours) looks quite dodgy at nightfall. :crazy:
     
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    The show was more about the hype and the audience reaction than about the actual autopsy. I watched the show and it was pretty good.

    You're *so* right, if everyone involved has given it their support then why should the "anti" people have any say, it has absolutely nothing to do with them - they need to get new hobbies or something! This kinda reminds me of the old fox hunting chestnut, what would a bunch of bored "townies" know about life in the countryside? The foxes are going to die anyway, why not get on with something more important and quit worrying about it? *sigh*
     
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    About 7yrs ago channel 4 showed a documentry about a famous autopsy specialist in the USA.

    It showed the complete autopsy from start to finish in true Ch4 fashion!!

    The body was that of a 17yrs druggie who had been born addicted to herion and continued using it till his death.

    By the time the show finished the body resembled the remains of a Sunday roast chichen, they even cut his leg off below the knee and passed it through a band saw :crazy: .

    Gory as it was it was a very good program, but because Ch4 kept quiet about it hardly anyone knew it was on so no fuss.

    Time for a repeat I say :)
     
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