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“The Orvillecopter”

“The Orvillecopter”

It’s a Plane … It’s a Cloud … No, It’s a Cat!

We’ve seen a lot of strange things on the Internet, but this dead cat turned into a remote-control flying helicopter may be the strangest yet.

The cat helicopter was conceived by Dutch artist Bart Jansen, and debuted for the public at the KunstRai ArtFair in Amsterdam that ended Sunday. Jansen calls his creation the “Orvillecopter” and describes it as “half-cat, half-machine.”

What is an “Orvillecopter”?

The Orvillecopter is exactly what it looks like: A taxidermied cat with a plastic propeller attached to each paw. No animals were harmed for this project. The cat, who was conveniently named Orville, belonged to Jansen and died after he was hit by a car.

“After that he received his wings posthumously,” the artist writes in a description of a YouTube video showing the Orvillecopter’s first flight.

The artist says he did observe a period of mourning before turning his dead cat into a flying machine, but he clearly thinks he’s done Orville a favor by giving him flight after death.

“Now he is flying with the birds,” he writes. “The greatest goal a cat could ever reach!”

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4 Comments to ““The Orvillecopter””
  1. That is one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen….

  2. Come Josephine in my flying machine Going up she goes Up she goes

  3. that is just…WOW.

  4. that’s just wrong!

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