Learn More About BODIES REVEALED
The Exhibition takes visitors through ten galleries providing an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body. Many of the whole body specimens are presented in dynamic poses that allow visitors to better understand their own everyday motions and activities, while other specimens illustrate the damage that can be caused to organs by habits like over-eating, lack of exercise and smoking.
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Skeletal System Gallery
This gallery explains the major joints of the body and how cartilage acts within the joints to protect bones.
Muscular System Gallery
Full-body specimens illustrate balance, coordination, muscle control and strength, as well as how the skeletal muscle covers nearly every inch of the body.
Nervous System Gallery
In this gallery, visitors will experience the central and peripheral nervous systems and will understand the countless number of tasks the brain performs.
Circulatory System Gallery
Visitors will see first-hand the thousands of miles of blood pathways within the digestive organs, the brain, the face and lungs.
This gallery invites you to learn more about your heart and how each system of your body works with the heart to function properly.
Respiratory System Gallery
Look into the organs that comprise the respiratory system and understand the damage smoking does to the lungs by comparing a healthy lung with a lung devastated by smoking.
Digestive System Gallery
The processes of mechanical and chemical digestion are explained as are the functions of the main organs of the digestive system, which convert the foods we eat into nutrients our bodies can use for fuel.
Urinary and Reproductive Systems Gallery
This gallery features the kidneys and the organs of the male and female reproductive systems.
Fetal Development Gallery
This optional-entry gallery features the stages of embryonic and fetal development.
The Treated Body Gallery
This gallery details some of the modern medical techniques that help to heal the body and prevent disease, including an actual representation of how MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) sees the body.
- The muscles in your heart can create enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.
- Nearly 80 of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.
- Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
- Your heart rate can rise as much as 30 times during a yawn.
- Every drop of blood in the body passes through the heart once per minute.
- By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.
- There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult’s body.
- In the average lifetime, a person will breathe in about 45 pounds of dust.
- A cough releases air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
- A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
- The lungs are the only organ in the body that can float on water.
- An average yawn lasts about six seconds.
- Smokers lose an average of two teeth every ten years.
- Bone is five times stronger than mild steel.
- Every three months our bone cells are completely replaced.
- Almost a quarter of your bones are in your feet and ankles.
- One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
- A person’s nose and ears continue to grow throughout his or her life.
- Your thumb is the same size as your nose.
- Airborne bacteria from a flushing toilet can reach a toothbrush placed within six feet.
- The distance droplets can travel after a cough or sneeze: 3 – 12 feet.
- The number of germs, per square inch, on a toilet seat: 49. The number of germs, per square inch, on an office telephone: 25,000.
- One third of men don’t wash their hands after using the restroom.
- Unfortunately, germs can stick to food dropped on the floor in less than five seconds.
- Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
- If your stomach didn’t produce a new layer of mucous every two weeks, it would digest itself.
- People eat more popcorn when watching a sad movie as compared to a happy one.
- Food can get to your stomach even if you are hanging upside down.
- The small intestine is about four or five times larger than the large intestine.
- Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
- The record for most pushups ever performed in one day is 46,001.
- Weight lifters who work out in gyms decorated in blue can lift heavier weights.
- Kissing for one minute burns 26 calories.
- The amount of time in a day that a preschooler is sedentary: 89 minutes.
- On average, women blink twice as often as men.
- Girls’ brains account for 2.5% of their body weight. Boys’ brains account for 2%.
- Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
- On average, women speak more than three times as much as men.
- If a man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.
- Fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor.
- Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
- The average human eyelash lives about 150 days.
- People who smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as those who do not smoke.