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Taxidermy

  1. Weird

    This is a Squirrel With a Cowboy Hat Riding a Rattlesnake

    It's a cold, dreary Thursday, and now that Daylight Saving Time has hit, you can add "dark way too early" to your Thursday adjectives. So, to brighten up (or ruin, we guess) your day, we wanted to let you know that this taxidermy squirrel with a cowboy hat riding a rattlesnake exists.

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  2. Weird

    This Badger is a Theremin, Your Argument is Invalid

    From David Cranmer, the man who brought you the Furby Gurby, comes the unholy spawn of taxidermy, electronic instruments, and a badger. It's called the Badgermin and it's a theremin inside a badger. For those who aren't aware, the theremin is a hands-free instrument made famous by b-movies and the song "Good Vibrations." Why it's in a badger is anyone's guess, but it certainly does manage to turn the weird up to 11. See a video of the Badgermin in action, after the break.

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  3. Weird

    These Taxidermy Animal Heads Have Guns for Horns

    Artist Peter Gronquist's latest exhibition, entitled The Evolution Will Be Fabulous, features several taxidermy animal heads in which the horns have been replaced with firearms. That is all. See more after the break.

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  4. Gaming

    Man Creates Horrifying Taxidermy Koopa Paratroopa Out of Real Animal Parts

    For the Super Iam8bit art exhibition starting in August, artist Darick Maasen hacked together some dead animal parts and created the above realistic-looking Koopa Paratoopa, and by realistic-looking, I mean, oh my god. Adorable flying turtle no more.

    (Darick Maasen via GamesRadar)

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  5. Science

    18th Century Taxidermy Unkind to Noble Lion

    This is, or rather was, a Lion. How did this happen to a majestic king of the Saranghetti? The story goes that in 1731 King Frederick I of Sweden received a lion as a gift from the Bey of Algiers, and was so enamored with the beast that when it died he tried to have the beast taxidermied. After all, what was a source of prestige in life could continue long after death when properly stuffed and mounted. The only trouble was that for whatever reason, the taxidermist was only given the pelt and the bones of the beast to work from. The story goes that the poor taxidermist, lacking the modern conveniences of Wikipedia and Google image search just didn't have the find understanding of large feline bone structure to put together a convincing facsimile. What you see above is the result. Now, I am no expert, but I think that's only half the story, because when seen from the side the lion actually has quite a ferocious appearance.

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  6. Weird

    Disturbing: Piggy Banks Made with Real Pigs

    TheCheeky.com, the site behind the suitcase stickers depicting drugs, sex toys, and kidnapped stewardesses, has somehow managed to disturb us even more: They're selling piggy banks made out of real piglets which have been "taxidermied and inserted with what all piglets probably dream of as babies, a coin storage unit and a cork plug." Somewhere, a PETA brigade is lighting torches and sharpening pitchforks.

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