Recently a bunch of us
went to the Science Museum here in Richmond, VA to check out the all
new Grossology exhibit. We took a ton of great photos of the entire
place and it was going to be a really cool Halloween minimock.
Unfortunately, one of the cards on my camera decided to completely
fuck up, and thus we lost almost all of the photos we took. The only
good news is that we were able to salvage some of the photos before
the card went kaput... so here is a brief tour of the awesomeness
that is Grossology.
So we walked up to the
entrance of the exhibit and were greeted by an animatronic psycho
puppet lady who was more than happy to show us the way into
Grossology - "the (impolite) science of the human body" as they call
it. And for the record, this place had even more animatronics than
your average Chucky Cheese establishment. Sadly, there was no
pizza... not that you'd want to eat around such nauseating things.
And speaking of
eating, we walked directly into a giant nose. We got to look at,
touch, and yes even lick every nook and cranny of this giant
schnozzola. The veins, the hairs, the mucas... it was all there and
it felt like home. Sadly, we had to move on.
Now here was easily
one of the coolest things about Grossology; a life-sized "Operation"
game! No longer did we have a tiny set of tweezers to remove
miniscule plastic body parts with. Now we had huge salad tongs to
remove full-sized bones with! It was damn near impossible to lose in
this game, but still a lot of fun.
A LOT OF FUN!
Ok, now this is the
Zits, Blisters, and Scabs wall. I'm sure you've all seen the
standard rock climbing walls that some sports stores have... but I
highly doubt you've ever used a puss-filled zit to hoist yourself up
onto a scabby ledge. Good times. I only wish our pictures didn't get
corrupted. Oh well, at least you can see what it looks like.
Same goes for this.
This is the giant "walk-through the digestive system" display. And
let me tell you people... you haven't lived life until you've
watched a 10-year old kid exit a giant imitation colon. It just
doesn't get much better than that.
Here was a fun
display. You pick a button to push and it would play the sound
associated with that area of the body. Farts, gastric juice
gurglings... it was all there. For some sick reason, Protoclown
still felt the need to see if there was a hidden button up inside
the puppet's nose. He kept digging for a solid 20 minutes and never
found anything. Better luck next time...
And here was another
fun exhibit - "LET'S PLAY GROSSOLOGY!" It was a cool exhibit where
three of us could try to answer questions in this gameshow of the
grotesque to see who was the master.
A nice sampling of the
kinds of questions we were asked. The scientific name for poo is....
hmm... isn't it SHIT?
I knew I had this game
in the bag, though Protoclown swore he was pushing the correct
buttons and they just weren't being responsive. Suuuuuuure they
weren't. Well anyway, that wraps up this brief tour of the
Grossology exhibit. Grossology is going to be touring around some
other places in the country, so be sure to check
official web site and see it when it comes near your town.