THE BOSS CALLED, she wants me to review The Bodies at the Tropicana. The Bodies is a detailed view of real bodies and real body parts. I didn't want to go alone, but everyone I asked, said "NO." They were all squeamish; no one wanted to see dead bodies and parts. I finally got my buddy Ronnie to go, he was here on vacation, and ready for anything. All kidding aside, this was a Great Exhibition, and I am so glad I got to go. All the people that turned me down don't know what they missed.
It's funny how little we know about our own bodies. I once dated a nurse, and to earn extra money she would harvest eyes from dead people. I asked her when you cut the eyes out doesn't the blood squirt all over you. She said, "When you're dead, you don't squirt." WOW, that news really knocked me out.
This was a real learning experience; each organ was beautifully displayed along with a detailed description of its functions. These organs were preserved in some sort of plastic and their parts were very adeptly painted.
There were many full-size bodies with all the organs in there proper places. Some full-size specimens had just muscles and bones. It was amazing to see a full-size man with just his miles of blood vessels and arteries. There were a series of exhibits showing each stage of life from conception to birth.
Without any real museums in Las Vegas, this is something you would need to go to a big city like New York or Chicago to experience. Take the kidslet them learn something about their bodies. I learned something about myself; we are machines, with many integrated systems that must all work together for us to have life. I can be pretty profound, wouldn't you say?
After two hours Ronnie saw enough bodies, he wanted to go to The Orleans for a dinner Buffet. Ronnie doesn't get squeamish around dead bodies, he's from Detroit.
BODIES THE EXHIBITION
OPEN DAILY 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
IN THE TROPICANA EXHIBITION CENTER
TICKETS: ADULTS $26, SENIORS $24,
UNDER 12 $18, NEVADA RESIDENTS $23.