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May 10, 2005

Carnival of Corpses on Tour

The Urban Grind is a bit down on it all, feeling it's just another example of the Art of Outrage. But I've always had a taste for the macabre, myself.

Three tours of preserved corpses are touring the US:

The corpses in all the exhibits were preserved through “plastination,” which replaces body fluids with liquid plastic. The plastic is hardened, leaving tissues intact. Bodies can then be displayed without formaldehyde or glass containers, so onlookers can come within inches of exposed organs.

More gory details at the link.

A cheap and macabrely-lurid thrill masquerading as art and/or science? Probably. Almost certainly, actually.

But hell, they're dead anyway. They were once used for a legitimate medical purposes; if sick bastards like me can't help but want to gawk, why not?

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