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Date: 11/29/12 11:46 AM

25 Responses to The Human Heart Stripped Of Fat And Muscle [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Link: The Human Heart Stripped Of Fat And Muscle - With just the angel veins exposed. Gross.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Why is this gross? It looks like a piece of art.
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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:50 am
    They look like tall upside down trees growing on a tiny island
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Block off one of those tiny little veins, and you got yerself a heart attack. I betcha this is from the "Bodies" exhibit. If anyone ever gets the opportunity to go, I would recommend it. Kinda creepy, but very awesome.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:53 am
    That is not gross- it is beautiful.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Do a Google image search of "bodies exhibit" if you want to see some crazy/awesome junk.
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    bigfatdynamo Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 11:54 am
    Beautiful.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    Who let my ex on here?
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    its an incredible feat of evolution. What a wonderful sight.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    @turdburglar: i have been to the Bodies exhibit. its a really cool experience and recommend checking it out in person if yall can.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    There`s a Sigourney Weaver/Alien joke in there somewhere.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Anyone arty on here? - My guess is that`s done by plastic injection of the blood vessels (red coloured plastic) and then digesting away the `meat` with acid or enzymes?

    Anyone care to provide details?! :)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    The heart is a muscle group. So stripping it of "muscle" leaves nothing.
    Like looking at a liver after you strip away all the liver.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    November 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    This technique was my favorite part of the Bodies exhibit. They did it to a head and all the lacy blood vessels were just beautiful.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    Beternal - thats exactly what they do. They inject resin into the blood vessel. The flesh either rots or can be dissolved.

    Have a look at it done to a lung - I think the last I saw it with a lung was with cement, oddly.
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    2929AZDR Female 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    Simply amazing to be able to see a picture like this, no matter how it`s done. Appreciate the beauty and wonder of the organ that keeps us alive !!
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    That heart is probably from a murdered political prisoner from China.
    For real:
    http://ntdtv.org/en/news/china/china-focus/2012-09-02/did-chinese-body-plastination-companies-use-prisoners-of-conscience-.html
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    beternal~ close it`s a process called plastination

    and it`s freaking awesome I started studying gross anatomy/physiology in college being interested in possibly becoming a medical illustrator or forensic artist, but switched majors soon after when I saw the potential coming up in cgi, which I was completely untalented in. Anyway, I would`ve loved to see this stuff around when I was trying to imagine individualized systems from differing angles so I could imagine that back onto a 2d surface :/
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    speaking of which someone needs to get a digitized model of this stuff on the net that can be rotated and zoomed
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 30, 2012 at 1:51 am
    @DingDingDong "blah blah blah I hate China"

    It doesn`t look right, but it looks more `heart-shaped` (pig) than trapezoid (human). If you ever studied transgenic transplantation you`d know the differences. I handled both pig and human hearts among others in college. I can`t see the pulmonary veins or caval veins, so I can`t be sure. The other major differences are present in structures that are dissolved away by the plastination process.

    Upon further research, the (claimed) originator says it`s porcine:

    link

    So, your presumption is neither kosher nor correct.
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    Phanthom_ Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2012 at 3:30 am
    Beautiful
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    Simbosan Male 40-49
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    November 30, 2012 at 6:39 am
    I seen a whole baby done like this, plastinated? Hunterian Museum in London
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    So, are we plants?
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    Anshin Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2012 at 2:40 am
    For some reason I really like this picture.
    It makes me feel that one emotion. Happy, is it?
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2012 at 3:44 am
    You know, unless someone sick could use them, I wouldn`t mind if they did this to my organs. just organs though. I don`t want to be cut down the middle like i`ve seen them do to other bodies.. that`s creepy

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