I hear they want to charge an arm and a leg for admission

The State of Florida Anatomical Board stuck their nose into a planned exhibit by the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit, called ‘Bodies’, consists of 20 cadavers and 260 other body parts presented as a study of the human form, most without skin, preserved by a process called plastination which replaces fat and fluids with silicone rubber, epoxy and polyester. The exhibit originated in China and is (de?)composed of unclaimed human remains. This is where the Anatomical Board is putting its foot down. Seems that in Florida, presentation of a dead body for study requires prior approval of the deceased.

Why do I think the Anatomical Board would probably consider it a “no-brainer” and be OK with an exhibit if the parties involved were Egyptian with names like Nefertiti, Ramses or Tutankhamen?


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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One Response to I hear they want to charge an arm and a leg for admission

  1. binky011 says:

    I’ve heard of that exhibit. I just wish I could remember what it was I heard, exactly. I seem to remember something about it made me go “Huh…” and wonder about the appropriateness of it, but maybe not. It does sound interesting, anyway.

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