Discover more about yourself than you ever thought possible at BODY WORLDS, London’s biggest tourist attraction to open in over a decade! It’s an interactive, fun and endlessly fascinating insight in to our body and mind, including the impact our lifestyle choices have on our health.
Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS is the original exhibition of real human bodies. Even after more than 20 years of exhibition history and with 47 million visitors of all ages around the world, the fascination with the mysteries of the human body and the quest for a long, healthy life continue to exude the same magnetism as always.
This life-changing experience is a unique convergence of art, science and education, defined by its creators’ missions: to make people more health-conscious – with nearly 70% of visitors leaving determined to lead a healthier lifestyle; to reveal the inner workings of the human body; and, in laying bare humanity in its physical state, to posit deeper questions about the meaning of life and the mysteries of the human condition.
Before your visit, here’s a taster of the awesome facts about our bodies that you’ll learn within the exhibition:
- Always look on the bright side: being an optimist can help you live longer!
- In an adult human, blood circulates about 12,000 miles (19,000 km) a day. This is like traveling from east to west across the widest part of the Pacific Ocean.
- A person’s feet have about 500,000 sweat glands and can produce about a pint of sweat a day.
- We are all incredibly lucky to be here! One ejaculation contains 200 to 500 million sperm cells. Of these, only about 200 ever reach the Fallopian tubes, and only one sperm eventually manages to penetrate the egg. Another sperm would form a completely different individual.
- Although the brain takes up just 2% of our body weight, it uses about 20% of the energy
- The face contains 60 muscles, it takes 40 to frown but only 20 to smile
- The smallest bone in the body is called the stirrup – it is located in the ear and is about the same size as just one grain of rice
- One tiny droplet of blood contains around 5 million blood cells
Why not join the other 47 million people who have already been inspired by this eye-opening exhibition? Don’t just take our word for it, celebs are raving about BODY WORLDS too:
Don’t miss out on the wonder of the human body – book your tickets to see BODY WORLDS now right here.