Braaaains. Fish Braaaains.

When I was a kid, I wanted a see-through gameboy.  My rich friends had one, so of course I begged for it.  My parent’s being the cheap, unloving people (read: responsible and awesome) they were, I received no such toy.  When I began using calculators in middle school, I wanted a see-through one.  Surely my parents could not deny me such a wonderful device, with its transparent case housing its inner electronic workings.  It was a truly divine tool of learning.  Nuts, of course I didn’t get it.

My obsession did not end with electronics.  I thought it would be cool (and useful) to be able to see the inner workings of people by a non-invasive means.  Sure, you could put your ear to someone’s stomach right after they’ve eaten and hear the inner grumblings and murmors and fluid swishing about, but this is hardly a suitable surrogate for actually seeing it (although, I can say I enjoyed doing it as a kid).

Well, wait no longer: video of a fish with a transparent head was just realeased by the National Geographic.

I want one.

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: