Thursday, January 10, 2008
Thursday Thirteen #75
The "Bodies" exhibit is coming to my area next month and I'm excited. The exhibit, controversial because of how they obtained the bodies and how they display the bodies, is a great way to actually see inside the body, including organs, the skeletal, muscular, and vascular systems as they really are.
But I'd like to have an exhibit that's even more controversial and probably will outrage even more people then the Bodies exhibit: Critters, featuring the bodies of animals posed like you've never seen them before!
13 Items in my Critters Exhibit
1. The muscular system of a cat, ready to pounce on the muscular system of a mouse.
2. The internal organs of a raccoon reaching into a garbage can.
3. The vascular system of a monkey wearing a fez, leached to a rolling calliope and posed in mid-dance. The calliope must play music.
4. The muscular system of a turkey, sitting on a platter at a Thanksgiving dinner. (Actually, this may just look like dinner, but actually, the turkey would not be cooked.) Leave the head on with an expression of surprise.
5. The skeletal system of a snake which had just eaten the skeletal system of a mole.
6. The vascular systems of horses running a race.
7. The internal organs of a pig rolling in the mud.
8. Show the internal organs of a doe lovingly nudging a newborn fawn.
9. My exhibit must include a nice display of the very delicate skeletal systems of various birds eating at a bird feeder. Perhaps include it inside an aviary with real-live birds!
10, Include, in the above exhibit, the muscular system of a squirrel trying to steal birdseed.
11. The vascular system of a bat, hanging upside down.
12. Recreate, by using just the muscular system, the inspirational poster of the kitten hanging on to a rope with the saying "Hang In There!".
13. The central piece of the exhibit (and perhaps most controversial) will feature the various systems of the body and would recreate the famous painting of dogs sitting around a table playing cards.