In 1992, amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison discovered the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex in South Dakota. The resulting skeleton was named after Stan. Made of 199 bones, STAN is world famous for being one of the most complete specimens ever found.
You’ve been trying to convince your friends that the Chupacabra is real, but no one believes you. You know what you saw! The chupacabra sucked that goat dry and left it’s bloodless carcass lying in the road.
Unless you’re an invertebrate, you probably have a skeleton. But even though we all have these bony structures holding us together, we still find skeletons kind of creepy. French artist Chris Panda seems to have an obsession with skeletons, having created a series of illustrations which let us see the bones of cartoon, video game, and pop culture icons.
Want to look like a tough guy on your bike? Maybe like Skeletor? Or better yet, Ghost Rider? Looking dead always makes you look tougher. Because if you are dead, but still riding a bike, well, that’s pretty badass.
We’ve seen a variety of awesome crocheted items, mostly hats and amigurimi based on fictional characters. But artist Shanell Papp is more interested in real human beings. More specifically, what’s inside of us. Back in 2006, Papp crocheted LAB, a life-size skeleton with organs.
As if the facehugger from Alien wasn’t creepy enough, one artist has decided to go out and make himself a Facehugger skeleton. But this thing isn’t just a sculpture, it’s made from actual animal bones.
ECCEROBOT is an anthropomimetic robot. It is outfitted with bones, muscles, and even tendons in order to move the way that humans do. It does this very well, and it’s creepy to watch. Extra creepy thanks to it’s cyclops face and complete lack of skin.
The GingerDead Men Cookie Cutters turn your happy cookies into walking skeleton creatures of evil. One side of the product cuts the shape of the walking dead, and the other imprints the skeleton design onto its body. They make great stocking stuffers for geeks of all kinds, and are awesome for people who love to eat. A safe bet is that most people you know enjoy eating, so, you can't really go wrong, unless they happen to be deathly afraid of skeletons. Or gingerbread men. *Hears footsteps* DON'T EAT ME! *Gets hit by a gumdrop.*
This anatomically-incorrect but still cool LEGO skeleton was built by Flickr user/LEGO Doctor/skull lover Clay Morrow. I know that Morrow used a mix of LEGO and custom parts to make the skeleton, although honestly I can’t tell which are official LEGO parts and which are not.
How’d you like to be able to see your insides courtesy of your Microsoft Kinect. Sorry, you can’t. But thanks to this hack, you might be able to use the Kinect to see a virtual model of your guts using the Xbox 360’s wonder-gadget.
Now that we’ve seen Mario with his clothes off, what else could you possibly ask for next? How about a look at his innards? Well, it is the Internet, and there is something for everyone out there, right?
This oooey-gooey delicious skeleton is made from the melted down old carcasses of cassette tapes. Artist Brian Dettmer created these guys for an exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science, right here in my hometown of Chicago.
I’m thinking that this Halloween, I’d like to scare all the neighborhood kids out of their wits with a bunch of these disembodied robo-heads sitting in my front windows.
The brilliantly named “Glowing Scary Deaths-Head Toy” looks like your average, everyday metal-headed, Skeletor-robot-zombie until you flip the switch.