The world's largest heart is on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto offering visitors a chance to see the anatomical curiosity up close.
Home to mummies and dinosaur replicas,Toronto's ROM is no stranger to bizarre and curious sights. In a highly anticipated exhibition, the gallery is now providing a close and personal look at a heart that was recovered through circumstances that are equally tragic as they are rare. The organ was found inside of a blue whale carcass that washed up on the shore of Newfoundland's Trout river. The heart stand at 5 feet tall and weighs at least 400 pounds.
When Blue Whales die, they typically sink to the depths of the Ocean floor, making anatomical discoveries unlikely. The incident, which resulted in the untimely deaths of nine blue whales, resulted in an unmatched research opportunity.