A recent visit to Bodies... The Exhibition provided us with many fun facts about the human body (such as the one above) as well as a look at this supposed "inner beauty" we often hear so much about.
Bodies has resided on the Atrium Level since 2009 where it showcases 12 full body specimens (unclaimed bodies from China) and 263 partial body specimens and organs. The exhibition provides "an inside look" at the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, urinary, circulatory and reproductive systems, as well as an optional exhibit on fetal development.
The exhibition is great for all ages and often attracts school field trips. Guests can either walk around the exhibit of their own accord or purchase an audio tour. And, since, there's nothing more motivating than an exposed black lung, Bodies takes the opportunity to educate its viewers on the detriments of smoking and encourages them to leave their pack of smokes behind.
Overall, we were exposed to just about every muscle (yes, even the "love muscle"), bone (oh, stop it) and organ from the skin, in. We felt a bit like Superman, using our x-ray vision in pursuit of education.
If the idea of spending an afternoon at an educational exhibition makes you yawn, Bodies has an explanation for that, too ... oh, wait, no they don't. Though speculation says we yawn because the brain needs oxygen, scientists don't actually know the true reason.
Some mysteries of the human body have yet to be undressed and uncovered.