The plastinated Giant Squid returns

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#1
After 5 years we'll soon see what a marvelous job Dr Gunther von Hagens has done with a giant squid sent to him in December 2004.

Here's a sneak preview. I haven't been so excited in a while! There's a lot of video this side prior to the squid being sent .... it looks like it was in REALLY bad condition .... (but it wasn't; it just needs some TLC after a long flight, and to be immersed in a preservative).

I was having a bit of fun with the reporter in a long conversation; she chose to write some of the less-than-academic statements in the release. Sigh.
 

DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#2
I assume the referenced exhibit is the one that shows all parts of the human body. I missed it when it came here but my chiropractor went and has several copies of the book in her waiting area so I have been through it several times. Quite fasinating.

Would you rather be set in a pose to battle the squid rather than riding it? :wink: I, on the other hand, like my staff photo :gigas:
 

Omega

GPO
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#3
body works is amazing. I saw the exhibit a few years ago when it was in San Antonio..I would love to see a squid and a whale! I love anatomy..seeing bodyworks is an incredible experience. Is the squid whole or opening layers like all her bodies are?
 

monty

Colossal Squid
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#4
Yeah, I've seen two "Body Worlds" exhibits that were both fascinating. :welcome: to the plastic squiddie!
 

Teuthman

Pygmy Octopus
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#5
This sounds awesome. I never got around to seeing the body works exhibit but I would make a special trip to see a Giant Squid ( I promise that I will try as hard as I can not to touch it) if get puts on display. Any plans for plastinating a Colossal Squid?

If you are not up for being plastinated riding the squid than I totally am.
 

OB

Colossal Squid
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#9
Pray it makes it past Skull Island....
 

OB

Colossal Squid
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#11
Not to mention R'lyeh :shock:
 

myopsida

Vampyroteuthis
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#17
Steve O'Shea;152246 said:
T minus ...., plus ...., who knows. T minus Q. DEFCON 2
and so the days passed...summer extended into autumn....autumn into winter (almost)...and Dr O' waits... and waits.....it seemed to everyone else but a short time but how the time dragged....and dragged...on into the nights...how many more big sleeps will he have to wait?
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#18
Aint that the truth!

DEFCON 1

Issues with permits, GST, forms, letters, forms and letters ..... all for a dead plastic squid.

MAYBE tomorrow. MAYBE.
 

tonmo

Titanites
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#19
I believe you are at DEFCON 5, as that is the highest alert level (scale of one to five). I know this because I watched the movie "War Games" in the 1980's.
 

OB

Colossal Squid
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#20
You have "issues"...

You don't know why...

Think again...

:no_diamond:
 

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