MYTH OF THE HUMAN BODY

We want to know about the structure and form of the human body.

I am fond of Museum and all sorts of exhibit from art to historical things and everything in between πŸ™‚ I just find it interesting. My grandmother and I even love watching natgeo, animal planet and discovery channel. Some might find it boring but for me it’s really dope!

So, I decided to visit the latest exhibit in Manila, I once heard this from a journalist! from then on, it was marked on my mind πŸ™‚ I was just too busy that time and don’t know how in the wordl I will put that exhibit on my schedule. Now, that I have the opportunity, didn’t think twice and asked a friend to accompany me. Glad that he said “yes”

The tour will take approximately 20 minutes. Each specimen will be discussed in different halls and there will be a film showing about giving birth (Ahmuzing!) Although the smell is way too strong but just ignore it as you will view the actual preserved bodies, chopped and all πŸ™‚

It’s interesting especially the transformation of lung and colon cancer! Scary… the lungs really turns super dark due to pollution and smoking (sorry I dont know how to explain it- scientifically or in medical term πŸ™‚ . Only those who lives in the mountain has a healthy lungs so to speak! On the other hand, the tour guide also said that eating (inihaw) grilled dishes might cause colon cancer (you know the dark thingy when you grill a meat or veggie?! yay don’t eat that) Also, take out the tomato seeds and eat less beans because it’s not healthy too. WOW is this me- going for healthy living πŸ™‚ why not?!

A human body chopped into hundred pieces for viewing

Actually, taking pictures inside the exhibit is not allowed! I don’t know why my camera got that shot πŸ™‚ Well, seeing that specimen makes me think how in the world will I ever see the “steak” oh so yummy again haha!!! The exhibit will let you show the parts of the muscle, heart, breain, veins and everything except for the pancreas because the tour guide said it dissolves automiatically when someone dies just like our eyes when it is not preserved in a jiffy right after death!

Most of the body disected in the exhibit is Chinese. There were also Noble chinese specimen which was my first time to see a skeleton lotus feet! According to tour guide, those who are not in practice in lotus feet are the farmers… So, meaning to say… mayaman ang lotus feet! yay, I’ll got with the farmers na lang LOL

take note of this πŸ™‚

Visit the MYTH OF THE HUMAN BODY! extended until December πŸ™‚

PHILSTAR Article:

MANILA, Philippines – The exhibit that has aroused the interest of people around the world has finally come to town.

The Myth of the Human Body, an exhibit showcasing real human specimens, had its Philippine debut last Oct. 15 in Taguig City.

Only a few years ago, it was unimaginable to dissect the human body and exhibit it to the public, as this would pose related problems to human dignity, ethics, and religion.

This kind of exhibit can already be staged today, however, as life and medical sciences are ever developing, triggering the public’s curiosity about the body’s structure.

Through the exhibit, people will easily understand the process of birth, aging, sickness, and death, and will realize the mystery of life.

The real human body samples in the exhibit were made possible by a process called plastination, developed by a German anatomist Gunther von Hagens.

Plastination is an innovative anatomical technology where specimens are permanently preserved β€” retaining the texture of the skin tissues and the microscopic capillaries as if they were alive.

Unlike other preservation techniques which usually call for refrigerated temperatures, bodies that underwent the plastination process can be viewed in places under room temperature.

Virtually nine percent of the viewers of the exhibit have cut their smoking and drinking; 25 percent have started to exercise to stay healthy, according to a survey by the University of Kassel in Germany. People will indeed realize the value of health and life by seeing healthy and sick organs on display.

The exhibit is not only a visual delight but also an educational medium that will help unravel the mysteries of the human body better than any existing scientific materials.

It shows specific body systems like the musculo-skeletal, nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and urinary systems.

A section of the exhibit will detail the growth cycle of the human embryo in 16 stages beginning from the second week.

Specimens of disease-affected organs with guided explanations are shown; the marvel of the human brain is also highlighted.

The Myth of the Human Body has become the most phenomenal and successful exhibit with over 20 million viewers all over the world.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Rosse Gamban, marketing officer of Bikiworld, at 0916-3211445 or visit the exhibit at Neobabylon building, 9 Bayani Road, AFPOVAI, Taguig City.

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