With the crazy skyrocketing cost of healthcare in America one is always on the search for ways to save a penny or two to get well and feel healthy. I’m sure some of us have even wondered about the cost-to-benefit ratio of going to a surgeon over preparing yourself for life under your own scalpel. We don’t recommend the self-surgery path, but Anatomical.com provides a glimpse into the wonder of the science of the body and while you won’t find your brain on drugs there, you will find your brain on a pedestal:
If brain surgery isn’t your thing, you can always investigate the inner
workings of your lungs and the effect smoking has on their performance:
You can see a brain dissection and what to look for in your own colonoscopy, too!
Perhaps Lasik surgery begs your future? Maybe some bunions work or ligaments repair hold more interest?
your own $6 billion person you could seek out how best to bio-engineer
your weak knees with titanium replacements or even find out the best
way to pull your shoulder out of its socket so you could implant a new,
stronger, better, faster, bionic arm.
You might lower your high cholesterol consequences by scraping off some goop from your arteries and you can discover just how a Neti Pot cleanses your sinuses.
back pain is killing you, you can see how everything attaches in search
of a remedy. If you prefer to see how your amazing kidneys work around
painful stones, just stick your fingers in and start rooting around to
find those mischievous rocks you cannot pass.
you’ve been looking for that hard-to-find gift for your favorite lung
surgeon — look no further than the “Human Lung on a Keychain” even
though it is a choking hazard!
Don’t forget the delightful “Your Brain on a Hat” hat and “Your Pressure Points on Your Socks”
socks for the hard to gift:
If Humpty Dumpty started this way — the Anatomical
website is addictive he must not have studied hard enough to avoid his
broken end! Make sure you remember how to put yourself back together
Funny post. That’s a wild site. Who would use it?
It’s been sort of heavy here with serious posts so today I thought I’d lighten things up a bit and I’m glad you noticed!
The Anatomical site is for schools, doctors and medical programs — and students! — who want serious, but expensive, study tools. It’s quite a wonderful site.
Some of the body part stuff on that site is two grand. Expensive way to learn.
Some of the “real life” models on that site are expensive, but many times they have a sliding scale of products for all price points. You can buy a $1,000 eyeball, a $500 eyeball or a $59 eyeball — functionality and precision decline along with the price.
Visual learning with the benefit of “hands on” the body parts cannot be underestimated.
This blog is so wild yo! Every day there’s something wack. Today we learn brain surgery. Where you get the ideas for all this?
Hi Lateesha —
We always try to surprise and entertain! Some days are better than others!
Ideas come from everywhere — friends, reckonings, memories, TV, magazines, newspapers, fantasy — everything is ripe and only the rotten get published.
Like the body charts on the site. Too bad you can’t buy them big size for printing out or study on your computer. Could be real useful that way.
i always wanted to be my own brain surgeon
That’s an excellent idea! You should mention that to the Anatomical folks.
You could do some really neat things with information on that site for purchase in an electronic form.
We always hoped you’d get a better brain!
i just might get smarter if i do
Ha! Don’t threaten a promise you won’t keep, clem!
I like the lung keychain. It would be a good thing to remind people to not light up.
I, too, like that keychain! It is so funny that it is a choking hazard, though. Swallow your lung and hope it doesn’t get lodged in your lung!
I had a computer melt-down over the weekend….but I am back :).
This is some great stuff. The anti-smoking campaigns should make a model of the lung key-chain that demonstrate the damage of smoking…when people ask what that disgusting, charred piece of tissue is dangling from your keys you can just cackle wildly with delight and then pull out a miniature oxygen tank to hook up to your emphysemic mini-lung :). It can also be casually brought out anytime you are assaulted by flagrant smoking in public!
Nice to have you back and sorry to hear about your computer meltdown — I HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS!
I love your mini-oxygen tank for the mini-lung keychain — perhaps the mini-iron lung will be next.