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Man Turns Dead Cat Into Helicopter

7:26 PM, Jun 4, 2012   |    comments
Orville, a flying helicopter cat made by artist Bert Jansen, is presented at the KunstRai art fair in Amsterdam on May 30, 2012. (ADE JOHNSON/AFP/GettyImages)
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(WLTX) - This puts a new 'spin' on paying tribute to your dead animal.

A man in Europe has turned his dead cat "Oliver" into a remoted controlled helicopter, the London Daily Mail reports.

A car ran over Orville and his owner, Dutch artist Bart Jansen, decided to come up with a unique way to keep the animal's spirt soaring. Rather than prop him up on a wall, he came up with something different--something very different.

Inspired by Orville's namesake (Orville Wright, one of the co-inventors of the airplane) he first stuffed the deceased feline, then had a friend figure out how to turn him into a flying machine.

The contraption, known as the "Orvillecopter," is on display at a museum in Amsterdam.

Below is a video of "Orvillecopter" (there are others on YouTube.)

 

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