Body Worlds: Vital

A friend told me about a Living Social deal for an exhibit I had never heard of before.  It's call Body Worlds and once I looked into it I was compelled to get tickets.  A description from the website.

BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and actualizing human body. Featuring authentic human bodies, the exhibition shows the body through cautionary displays about distress and disease, and inspirational insights about the virtuosity and resilience of the human body.

So basically it is an exhibit that uses real human cadavers.  It sounded creepy but also extremely interesting, and it was.  I guarantee you have never seen the human body in this way.  All cadavers have the skin removed to show certain aspects of the body such as muscles, nerves, and organs.  

Pretty extraordinary stuff.  Here are some pictures I snapped.

Body Worlds: Vital
Body Worlds: Vital
Body Worlds: Vital
Body Worlds: Vital
Body Worlds: Vital

Body Worlds: Vital is currently in Boston and the main Body Worlds site has info about the project, other exhibits throughout the world, and how you can donate your body to the project.  Yikes!