/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory/Photo Op - BODY WORLDS Unveils The
International Premiere Of Two New Plastinates At The Ontario Science Centre/

TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - The record-breaking exhibition BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart will unveil, the worldwide premiere, of a hockey couple, Poetry on Ice and a fully plastinated, 275 KG Brown Bear.

The hockey players, each being 180 and 184 cm tall with a combined weight of 160 kg, are the world's first plastinate duo in which the fragile internal organs, in their preserved state and with natural colors, can be easily admired from all angles. The specimens required 3,700 hours of preparation time- including 2,100 hours for the positioning and fine dissection. They convey "topographic anatomy," the anatomy of spatial relations.

Also premiering is the Brown Bear, one of the largest land-based predators in Eurasia and North America. This specimen is 2.23 metres from head-to-feet and weighs 275 kg. Through the engaging anatomy displays accompanying the specimens, visitors can learn fascinating facts, such as the Brown Bears heart can drop as low as 8 BPM (beat per minute) during hibernation, and as high as 100 BPM whilst in a disturbed state.

    
    What:  Special media photo-op of the brand new Body Worlds
           Plastinates.

    Who:   David Sugarman will be on hand to take any questions regarding the
           specimens.

    When:  Friday, January 8, 2009 10 a.m.

    Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto (TV crews may
           use the valley parking: Enter off Gateway Drive South of the main
           entrance, drive down the hill to the security entrance)

    Body Worlds is presented by National Bank Financial Group and has been
financially assisted by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of
Tourism, and through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Ministry of
Culture, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.
    

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information: For further information: BODY WORLDS: Media & Communications Manager, Mavis Harris, (416) 696-3267 or m.harris@bw.plastination.com; ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE: Associate Director, Strategic Communications, Anna Relyea, (416) 696-3273 or anna.relyea@osc.on.ca


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