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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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