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The 'perfect human body' created by biologists is creeping people out

Callum Jones

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The 'perfect human body' created by biologists is creeping people out

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You wouldn't think they would be any such thing as the 'perfect human body' - but you would be mistaken.

Everyone's idea of a 'perfect body' is completely subjective - some prefer 100 percent muscle, whilst others might be more inclined to a bit of dad bod.

But it usually doesn't involve ‘shock-absorbing legs of an emu' - unless you really want to get into the weeds about it, I guess.

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However, according to this team of anatomists, they’re a desirable feature as they went about creating a ‘body’ without any human imperfections.

The 'perfect human body' was revealed as part of BBC Four’s Can Science Make Me Perfect back in 2018. You can see it for yourself here:

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A clip from the show has since resurfaced and went viral as viewers reacted to the thing of nightmares.

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The video shows anatomist Alice Roberts in the final stages of her journey to create a version of her body from scratch - without any human imperfections.

And, to be honest, we wish she hadn't.

Unveiling the mock-up body, or Alice 2.0 as it's affectionately called in the show, audience members were rightfully horrified.

Alice Roberts unveils Alice 2.0 a mock up of the perfect body. Credit: YouTube/BBC
Alice Roberts unveils Alice 2.0 a mock up of the perfect body. Credit: YouTube/BBC
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The figure with emu legs and a baby's head sticking out of its stomach looks like it could be a deleted scene from the Alien franchise.

Roberts says, before unveiling Frankenstein's monster, that it's 'been an extraordinary project' and that she's 'terribly excited' to see the results.

The anatomist then proceeds to count down with the live audience, which culminates in a scream from Roberts and mixed sounds of repulsion from the crowd.

Everyone then starts laughing because the figure looks like a real-life Avatar character holding an iPhone.

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"Oh no, I can't look at it," Roberts says about her supposedly perfect self.

Speaking of the child protruding from the figure's stomach, she adds: "The baby's the weirdest thing. That is the weirdest thing, but it's very cute at the same time."

Alice 2.0, the stuff of nightmares. Credit: YouTube/BBC
Alice 2.0, the stuff of nightmares. Credit: YouTube/BBC

The baby was added to imagine the idea of pain-free childbirth – and it doesn't seem worth it, to be honest.

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There's then a slow-mo pan around the figure with dramatic music - in case you needed any other reasons to watch the video.

Explaining the odd features of Alice 2.0, Roberts says she's got 'a chimps sturdy lower back' to 'counter the faults of our flawed transition to standing upright.'

She also has the 'shock-absorbing legs of an emu'.

That's not all though. To 'improve blood circulation', the figure also has 'tiny pumps in her thighs'.

And last, but by no means least: "Beneath her breast-less chest lies the reliable heart of a dog and the graceful lungs of a swan."

Because hasn't everyone, at one point in their life, looked at a swan and commented on its graceful lungs.

Alice 2.0 also has a neck with a 'choke proof windpipe' for maximum fighting potential.

Topics: Technology, Science, Film and TV

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