April 19, 2007
Day 568

I met Silvia at her office today. She's a biologist, so I got to see the labs she works in. It was quite interesting for me to see rat hearts being embedded in wax, sliced up, and analyzed for diabetes research.

Later I went to a big park with many exhibition halls. One of the halls had an exhibit called “Bodies." I think it's pretty famous in the US now too. The exhibit was full of preserved human corpses showing various anatomical regions of organs, tissues, and bones. Some of them were done quite creatively like the guy holding his own flowing guts in his folded arms like it was a Thanksgiving cornucopia. At first I didn't think I could handle it because these were real dead people on display, but eventually I got used to it and it became...uh...educational.

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