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    Cyburbian Plus PlannerGirl's avatar
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    Donate your body?

    Now this looks like something Id like to see!

    http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=220&sid=219900

    its a showing of dead bodies preserved to show things like heart problems, cancer, reprodution etc.

    Cool as hell!
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    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    I agree that it is a cool idea. My class went to the Pasadena Chiropractor College when I was in junior high to see what real human organs looked like. It was kind of gross, but really enlightening. It's probably one of the best field trips we had, that is for actual learning. I probably had more 'fun' on other field trips.

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    One of the the exhibits.

    (Dan) Ewwwww ... did we get invaded by the Something Awful forums today? Gross image deleted and replaced.


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    thats a creepy shot but Id still love to see it.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Wow...

    I saw Plannergirl post "Donate Your Body", and this was what it was about?!

    Talk about a let down...
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    Well, no wonder she died, that child is as big as Shrek!

    (I'm really hoping that's not a preserved pregant woman)
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    Reminds me of that Vincent Price thriller "Terror in the Wax Museum," where he uses people he killed as the mold for the wax figures - wax on the outside, dead people on the inside.

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    yes all the people used in the show are real preserved dead bodies
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Cyburbian SW MI Planner's avatar
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    Personally, I have no problem with it as long as it is used for medical education purposes. For example, are there plaques for each 'exhibit' pointing out the different body parts, different ailments (normal heart vs. enlarged?). Things that talk about how the different organs work?

    OK, from the website:

    The exhibition features the instructional display of individual exhibits, thus enabling visitors to experience anatomy step by step as an intrinsic part of their body quite similar to a three-dimensional textbook.
    I have to say that I think there is a fine line to be crossed from educational to exhibitionist shock value (ala Faces of Death).

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    [admin hat on]

    Please do NOT post gross images like that to the forum, or in the gallery. Avoid linking to such images, too. When in doubt, use the "two link rule" - link to a site that has a link to the image.

    I'd yellow-card you like I did michaelskis, but the image wasn't as gross ... no blood, and presented as art.

    Yes, I deleted the image, and replaced it with something a bit lighter.
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    Dan that image is a hilarious replacement...Nice choice.
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    More and more of a reason why I'm going out in a blase of glory......... cremation that is.
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    Sounds interesting... yet I doubt it'll come here... people are just a tad uptight about things like this. Not to mention the everlasting battle for the legaliztion of the day after pill... ugh!

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