Jumping out of your skin in the new year

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    A man holding his skin (euuw) at Gunther von Hagen's body worlds exhibition, London.

    To jump out of your skin is an idiom meaning to be surprised, to be shocked. May 2009 bring us all many good pleasant surprises and shocks, though, without the literal jumping out of our skins!

    Body Worlds (German title: Körperwelten) is a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts that are prepared using a technique called plastination to reveal inner anatomical structures. The exhibition's developer and promoter is a German anatomist named Gunther von Hagens, who invented the plastination technique in the late 1970s at the University of Heidelberg.

    Once you overcome the 'euuw' factor, it really is quite interesting, and I strongly recommend visiting, there is so much more to see!

    sclopit, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. 'grahamsj3 (Steve Graham) [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      I've seen this exhibition and it's fabulous!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    2. shannonrossalbers 64 months ago | reply

      I saw a similar exhibit in the Detroit Science Museum. It was created by people from China. All the male bodies were posed in athletic positions, until I got to the lone full-body woman. Here was a skinless female, wearing clear-plastic high heels and carrying a shopping bag. Sigh. (I'm jealous you got a picture. No cameras allowed at the show I attended.)

    3. AGrinberg 64 months ago | reply

      Amazing stuff, and you photographed it so well.
      I saw the same show as shannonrossalbers.

      Happy New Year, Bu!
      Looking forward to more pictures...

    4. J. Young Photos (ajay 77*) 64 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photo of this amazing exhibit!! Saw this last year, but cameras and guards were all over, so no photos :( Glad you got this! All the best in the new year Swamibu!!!

    5. uihsan 64 months ago | reply

      very nice

    6. JustJan 64 months ago | reply

      What a very remarkable picture. Great that you got the chance to take it.

    7. nilliske 64 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. Like it so much. Have an inspiring photo year.

    8. DianeMerced 64 months ago | reply

      Amazing! I am curious how I would look like without my skin. For sure it would be shocking ( and making me jump out of my....what? )

    9. rainbow magic. Taking a Flickr Break For a While. [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      This picture here reminds me of the Robbie williams music video of Rock DJ...lol

    10. Chelsea Oh 64 months ago | reply

      how did you make thisss?! its awesome!

    11. meseontour 28 months ago | reply

      very good picture!

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