Reviews of an Etsy Seller Who Poses Dead Mice As Pop Culture Icons

Beneath Etsy’s glitter-soaked, hand-stitched paisley exterior lies some of the weirdest, darkest wares the internet can offer. And in one of thee seedy offshoots, you will find some of the world’s biggest pop culture icons in the form of amateur, taxidermied mice. And people fucking love ‘em.
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Dress Up Your Den With Hunting Trophies Made From Bike Parts

You've got to admit, taxidermy looks pretty badass—especially when there are horns involved. But animal lovers and carcass haters will agree that heads mounted on boards aren't for everybody. That's why this project from a clever artist (and bike lover) makes such great sense. » 2/17/14 6:20pm 2/17/14 6:20pm

Dead Ostrich Takes Flight as a Cyborg Quadcopter Monstrosity

If you thought things couldn't possibly get any more ridiculous than the catcopter, you were woefully gloriously wrong. Now, the same disturbed minds that brought you flying cats have an all-new monster. Enter the OstrichCopter. » 7/31/13 11:40am 7/31/13 11:40am

Owls Aren't So Intimidating Without All Their Feathers

They might look like badasses of the forest as they fly from tree to tree at night hunting for a meal. But if this cross-section of a taxidermied Great Grey Owl is to be believed, more than half of their intimidating bulk comes from their fluffy feathers. » 4/17/12 10:20pm 4/17/12 10:20pm

Creepy Taxidermied Animals Now Make Creepy Music Too

Adding to the bizarre uses of taxidermied animals, David Cranmer made this deceased badger even creepier by turning it into a functioning, and playable, theremin. He calles it the Badgermin, but I call it the source of my nightmares tonight. » 2/25/12 11:00am 2/25/12 11:00am

Behold the Horrors of Mutant Taxidermy

How far must we go for art? Judging by the work of taxidermist/artist Enrique Gomez de Molina, holy crap very far. For using a hodgepodge of endangered animals for his work, homeboy is facing five years in jail. Beat that, Picasso! » 12/22/11 2:00pm 12/22/11 2:00pm

These Cute Dogs Are Not Alive—They Are Freeze-Dried

Check out these dogs! They would be so cute—if they weren't freeze-dried. Yes, these dogs are dead, but there are some nutters who think it's a great idea to freeze-dry them so they can hang around their homes. » 10/11/11 3:32pm 10/11/11 3:32pm

How Walter Potter Made Dead Bunnies Look Like School Children

Calling Walter Potter obsessed with taxidermy would be a bit of an understatement. Potter, who lived from 1835 to 1918, created incredible anthropomorphic scenes of squirrels playing cards, kittens playing croquet, bunnies attending elementary school, and even bird funerals (not kidding), and eight-legged kittens… » 8/29/11 6:00pm 8/29/11 6:00pm

How To Create a Real-Life Rabbit-Duck Illusion

It's a venerable optical illusion, one of my favorites: look at it one way and it's a rabbit, look another and it's a duck. Here some crafty taxidermist has recreated the effect in real life; although I question his methods. » 10/11/10 10:20pm 10/11/10 10:20pm

Man and His Pig, A Love Story by the Antiques Roadshow

I like knowing that I live in a world where someone can create a crazy-jawed pig pull toy only to have someone else say, "Yup, mechanical swine is exactly what my life has been missing." » 2/22/10 8:29am 2/22/10 8:29am

The Taxidermied Mouse USB Stick Needs No Explaining (Only Binning)

Its poor little punched-out eyes blink red with the horror of having LEDs shoved in them, every time it makes a data transfer. Video of the post-life torture after the jump. » 1/27/10 6:40am 1/27/10 6:40am

DIY: When LED Throwies Meet Mouse Taxidermy

Say your pet rat dies. Instead of trashing it, you could shove LED throwie lights into its eye-sockets in a decorative taxidermy experiment that's as creative as it is graphically morbid. It might be what little Snowy would have wanted. » 10/07/09 1:00pm 10/07/09 1:00pm

Steampunk Taxidermy Takes Steampunk to Awkward Places

Stuffed animals are creepy enough as is — there are few better ways to make people uncomfortable in your home than having a dead animal propped up next to the sofa — but this just takes it to the next level. The "Fixed - Fawn" by New Zealand artist Lisa Black crams gears and mechanics into the cadaver of a dead baby… » 2/18/08 10:10am 2/18/08 10:10am

The Real Mouse, Mouse

Enjoy taxidermy? Yeah, me too. This project is the sick, sick work of Instructables member canida and company. It is a real mouse, gutted and fitted with parts from one of those small laptop mice. PETA members may want to look away, or go jump off a bridge, but I'm sure the mouse died from natural causes. Hit the link… » 4/27/07 2:45pm 4/27/07 2:45pm