A dead cat flies in Amsterdam

A dead cat flies in Amsterdam

Jun 4, 2012

A flying cat would be a wonderful, amazing animal; a dead flying cat would be a slightly less wonderful though even more amazing animal; and a dead flying cat that used to be a pet but was then hit by a car, taxidermied and attached to propellers is not exactly wonderful and a bit less amazing, but definitely worth a Monday morning post.

After Dutch artist Bart Jansen’s cat Orville was killed by a car, he did exactly that: stuffed it with its four legs splayed, then collaborated with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman to attach four propellers to the cat’s paws and some kind of engine to who knows where, allowing it to fly.

Naturally, Daily Mail was on the beat. Jansen told the paper that his cat will soon be “flying with the birds…Oh how he loved birds. He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight.”

The cat, now called Orvillecopter, is on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam.

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