Burying your head in the sand

A video of people making beautiful anatomically correct sand sculptures of the brain on the bank of the River Thames in London.

The slightly surreal event was organised by neuroscientist Zarinah Agnew. Why? I have no idea. But why not?

Link to brain sand sculpture video.


  1. chris
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    > Why? I have no idea.

    Maybe a big brain made of sand has same number of sand grains as a real sized brain has neurons?

  2. Shmuel
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    > Why? I have no idea.



  3. Emmy
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    They should make anatomy students do this. ;) Both artists and medical folk can learn from these types of representations, just like artists learn from studying skeletons. I’d love to see this done in ice.

  4. E. Hernandez
    Posted May 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    YouTube has already pulled this video. :( Any new links pls?

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