Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bodies the Exhibition

For our date night on Friday, Eliot and I went to view Bodies the Exhibition.
It was a great exhibit! I was a bit nervous going into it because I didn't know quite what to expect. There was no need to be nervous and I wasn't grossed out at all. Except for the the skin part, that was kind of creepy. It was fascinating to see all of the systems of our body and how amazing and complex they are. I would highly recommend the exhibit if you have the opportunity. It was super informative and left me feeling so blessed for our bodies, our greatest asset! PS- I got to touch and hold a real brain. It sounds wierd but it was actually very interesting.

Some Fun Body Facts:

-Most of the dust in our homes comes from dead skin cells. (Okay, that is not so fun.)
-Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.
-Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it. (I could have done without that info!)
-Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
-Every drop of blood in your body travels through your heart at least once per minute.
-The heart circulates the body's blood supply about 1,000 times each day.
-The lungs are the only organ in the body that can float on water.
-It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. (Save energy, Smile more!)
-Every person has a unique tongue print.
-Only 1 in every 8 bodies donated to science is female.

We had kind of a marathon date yesterday and after the Bodies Exhibit we shopped at Nordstrom. (Eliot got some cool new duds that he looks super fly in.) We had discussed sushi for dinner, but Eliot had lost his appetite for comsuming fleshy things so we opted for Greek. We then saw Transformers the movie, which was interesting to contrast with Bodies. I mean, the Transformers ARE "more than meets the eye" AND I will admit the special effects in the movie were pretty amazing. But can the Transformers compare to our bodies? Of course not, no comparison. Not to mention, Transformers don't really exist. Kind of an odd comparison, but I couldn't help but think about our amazing bodies as I watched the Transformer film. I don't as a policy recommend movies, but I will say that I was pleasantly suprised by Transformers.


Natalie said...

I'm glad you had a good time and it was cool! There you go...blogging at all hours of the night again... :) Thanks for the update!

Angie said...

I have been taking my laptop to bed with me, which can be dangerous. I can't stop the blogging once I start.

Natalie said...

Yah, that could be dangerous! :) BTW, Jennie got me one of those avocado peelers too! It is SO awesome. I was surprised at how well it really worked, but it does! It's great! Love you!

GustoBones said...

Sounds like a fun date! I actually want to see that movie too.

Anjanette said...

Maybe we should go see Bodies... too. It's at one of the casinos in town. Great date night idea. PS. How fun that you are blogging now. Welcome.

pinkmorning said...

that sounds like a really fascinating exhibition...too bad we can't go see it! glad you had a fun date.

Jenna said...

What a cool date idea! I wish there were something cool like that in SLC. I think it would be fascinating. You Swensen girls are so creative.

Rachel said...

We did this exhibit in Vegas a few months ago. I found it so incredible as well! I was shocked at the inctricicies of the parts. I know that sounds so sophmoric.. like I thought it was just, as the song goes, "the shoulder bone's connected to the, neckbone..." but until I saw it up close and personal, I never could have really known. cool post

Beanie said...

I love learning all these facts about the human body.

Spammon said...

Is this the same guy that does Body Worlds? Man, I would love to go see that one!