Own your own two-headed calf taxidermy


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/05/own-your-own-two-headed-calf-t.html


#2

I’ve been wondering what to put in my entryway.

For the record, I’m still wondering because that thing ain’t stepping hoof in my house.


#3

Life imitating art?

Pic link seems broken, so…


#4

Fifteen thousand dollars? You can manufacture these things with a fertile cow and a little polonium, easy peasy.


#5

“Directory of wonderful things” indeed…

/s


#6

Nope. I need food. Can I eat that?


#7

There’s a 2-butted lamb in the Jackson County (Iowa) Historical Society:


#8

Probably hard, hard jerky, but I need to eat…


#9

might be relevant to this discussion:

of course there is a part 2 if you’re curious.


#10

I can’t spend fifteen large on it, but there’s no upper limit to the number of browsers I’d elbow aside to plunk down fifty bucks for that thing at a yard sale. 1,001 uses!!!


#11

The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas, has a two-headed kid goat, as well as a skull (or skulls) of some creature (or creatures… you get the idea) that apparently lived for some time (two partially separated skulls). Since it’s easy enough to imagine the goat, I present the skull/s:

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Museum’s highly recommended, by the way. Every time I went, it was chock full of stuff. They show everything they have, and the only things you don’t see are buried under the things you do see. There’s even a Spanish copper spike that my grandfather found on his ranch.

I heard they were undergoing some reorganization, partly because some things were falling apart. I hope this doesn’t mean they’re turning into the Nouvelle Cuisine sort of museum that I hate: “Here is a single artifact, displayed on a clean white pedestal in an otherwise barren room. Try to enjoy its puritan simplicity.”


#12

You can get one for seven quid from the Bowes Museum.


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