The Guanjuato Mummies - are considered to be amongst the strangest and most horrifying in the world. Contorted faces on some of the mummies give credence to the belief that some of them were buried alive. After author Ray Bradbury visited the catacombs in Guanajuato he stated "The experience so wounded and terrified me, I could hardly wait to flee Mexico".

The Guanjuato Mummies are considered to be amongst the strangest and most horrifying in the world. Contorted faces on the mummies give credence to the belief that they were buried alive.

Often sliced like this for the purpose of medical study, this has proven to be quite helpful in understanding the human body.

Am I supposed to be intrigued or freaked out? Often sliced like this for the purpose of medical study, this has proven to be quite helpful in understanding the human body.

This is the skull of the 'Two Headed Boy of Bengal'.  He was born with a second head attached to the top of his, that ended in a neck stump.  Craniopagus parasiticus is a medical condition in which a parasitic twin head with an undeveloped (or underdeveloped) body is attached to the head of a developed twin.

*INDIA ~ Hunterian Museum: London, England The skull of a young boy with a second imperfect skull attached to its anterior fontanelle. Sent to John Hunter from Bengal, India in the late

A plastinated torso and head, sectioned.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottwramsay/2837681682/

Behind the face - Anatomy Museum. A plastinated torso and head sectioned. Image by Scott Ramsay.

Glass Brain. Angela Palmer takes MRI and CT scans and etches them onto a sheet of glass, over and over. Then she stacks them to make a 3-D engraved glass portrait of the brain. Awesome!

Angela Palmer takes details from MRI and CT scans and engraves them onto sheets of glass, which she then layers one on top of the other to recreate the human form and images of the brain. The result of such a process is an eerily elusive sculpture.

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