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What do you do for a job

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By Supagav - Posted on 19 June 2008

This comes from a discussion that we had at Terrey Hills Tavern over a beer last night.
My Job is to preserve animals(previously i worked on human bodies) by removing the fat and water from the specimen and replacing it with silicone rubber. You end up with a firm dry specimen that can be handled. it looks and feels a lot like a plastic object but it is the real thing. Examples see here:

anke13's picture

...but access denied...

Brian's picture

Yes, we need to wait for the moderator to approve Smiling

Rob's picture

Oops... just visit the source site as now linked. Smiling

Hans's picture

Supagav - Cool I understand why you have such a nice, balanced personality...

BTW...what do you think of Gunther von Hagens shows on SBS?

Also - do you like bacon?

Supagav's picture

Yeah well von Hagens is a bit odd so ive heard. I actually get to meet him in about 6 weeks time when i go to Germany for the Plastination conference.
Im not so keen on the detail he is giving to the general public, it is a bit over the top and he is doing for money as well. Not completely ethical in my eyes.

Stuart M's picture

That beats my job hands down, mind you I did spend nearly 18months renovating the Noel MArtin Building at Sydney Uni. Full access throught the building and the things I saw there were absolutely amazing. One of the most interesting museums I have been into and the size of those buckets in the morgue!

I can only imagine how incredible it must be to work on live, ah sorry, real specimens.

Oh yeah, for my job have a look at my site avitar, pic courtesy of Mr Pike

Morgan's picture

is surely an xray of Christine. But who's the mystery skeletal spooner?

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