Saturday night while Kelli was in town(she's back from Eastern Europe but in Utah as of now until the first week of October), we decided to go see the Bodies exhibition in Rosslyn since we were procastinating going all day. The exhibit was educational, fascinating (it's plasticized corpses) and the tiny bit of morbidity made it all that much cooler. Definitely worth the money. I couldn't take pictures inside so here's some pictures I found from google. The exhibit starts out with your bones and joints and then proceeds to show examples of each major system in the body using plasticized corpses (the corpses were unclaimed bodies in China). There was one section which showed fetuses and embryos from a few days to several months that blew my mind as much as any of it. The only time I got a little creeped out was seeing plasticized skin, and that was only because of the amount of times I've watched Silence of the Lambs. Anyway, the exhibit was tasteful, not trying to entertain people at all (like the Spy Museum, which I loathe) and very respectful.
This picture I took. This would be the bathroom stall. The exhibit is in the building where the newseum used to be and there's actual newspaper headlines posted on the doors of the stalls in this rest room and a great sign with a bunch more. Of them all, this one fits the spirit of the exhibit the best.