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Aug 01, 2018

For the Love of Dogs

Friends are important. And long-standing friends are so rare and so precious that they can hardly be overvalued. But if humanity, as a species, were to name one friend that had been there since the very beginning, it would be certainly be...well, dogs. They were our evolutionary companions from early on. They are a part of our mythologies, our legends, and our tall tales

But while we can imagine that people have always loved their dogs, there's actual evidence to back it up as well. As Indiana Jones would tell you, archeology is the path to many abilities some would consider to be unnatural. (Wait, I think I messed up that quote

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Oct 04, 2013

This is Real: Toxic Lake Turns Animals into Stone

Lake Natron in Africa turns animals into stone

This eerie image is actually real. That used to be a bird of sorts, but this toxic lake has turned it into stone. Crazy!

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Apr 29, 2011

Taxidermy Gone Terribly, Terribly Wrong

Sarah from Curbed.com recently stumpled upon Crappy Taxidermy, which catalogs, you guessed it, crazy taxidermy projects from around the world. She rounded up ten highlights, which simply must be seen.  

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Feb 07, 2011

Shoot, That's Fun: Art Made from Bullet Holes

created at: 02/07/2011

Talk about the creative process...

Walt Creel creates original artwork with a deadly weapon. The Birmingham, Alabama-based artist uses a .22-caliber rifle to make pointilist portraits of southern wildlife onto 4x6-foot aluminum panels.

created at: 02/07/2011

"My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose, to deweaponize it."

Click through to see how it works:   

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May 11, 2010

The World's Creepiest Taxidermy

 

Hell Cat

One of the first email forwards I ever recieved (so...1996?) was a photo of a stuffed mouse who'd had some sort of bird feet grafted onto him.

"That," I said, "Is the scariest non-alive animal contraptration I've ever seen..."

Turns out, I was waaaaaaay wrong. Environmental Graffiti has scoured the web and come up with a postmodern taxidermy primer, which, either by design or default, is quite creepy. Which makes sense: animal combinations (sphinx, griffin, minotaur, mermaid, etc) have been the stuff of myths and legends since the earliest cultural narratives.

http://www.dukes-auctions.com/Catalogues/pf130410/lot0383-0.jpg  

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