2006-12-18 : Body Worlds
On Saturday we went to the Boston Museum of Science. We saw Body Worlds, where I learned that plastinated peenars are NOT SEXY, and that even though we're made of soylent green, raw human beings are not that appetizing. This latter came as kind of a surprise to me. Also we saw a 3D movie about bugs, where even the grownups reached out and tried to catch the butterflies, except me, I was too cool for school, I watched the other grownups doing it with amused detachment. I hate 3D. Do the paper glasses go inside my real glasses or outside them? Either way they're uncomfortable and don't stay put and give me a headache. Also we saw an OMNIMAX movie about human bods, where I learned the unbelievably awesome fact that every morning, the first time you open your eyes, the inflood of light literally BURNS OFF yesterday's top layer of your retinal cells.
Also we did a bunch of exhibits, which reminded me that a) Foucoult's Pendulum is the awesomest ever, b) geometry is my favorite kind of math, c) people have orbited the earth in vessels about the same size as my Toyota, d) physics is my favorite sport, e) the part I like best about computer programming is teaching it, f) Sebastian is, like, breathtakingly smart, g) when we don't eat, we get angry at one another, and h) it's an affront to humanity to present any kind of science in a boring way.
Let's see, anything else cool? I imagine so but I don't recall. The weather today is like 3D, in that I can't tell whether it goes inside my glasses or outside.
Wait no. In that it gives me a headache, that's how.
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