WEIRD NEWS
07/31/2013 05:38 pm ET Updated Aug 01, 2013

'Ostrichcopter,' Helicopter By Bart Jansen, Proves Ostriches CAN Fly (VIDEO)

We always heard ostriches couldn't fly!

Now, at the hands of Dutch artist Bart Jansen, at least one can.

Jansen uploaded a YouTube video of the "Ostrichcopter" on its second test flight Saturday.

The flying contraption is half-ostrich and half-mechanical parts, according to Wired. Jansen created it with the assistance engineer Arjen Beltman, who also helped Jansen with his cat helicopter -- known as the Orvillecopter -- last year.

Jansen says no animals were killed for the making of either the Ostrichopter or the cat helicopter. He told Wired that the Ostrichcopter was constructed from an ostrich who died of natural causes on an ostrich farm.

Jansen built the Orvillecopter out of his cat, Orville, after the feline was killed by a car, according to the Daily Mail.

Wired reports that Jansen is also working on making a coat out of roadkill hedgehogs.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated, "Jansen says animals were killed for the making of either the Ostrichopter or the cat helicopter." The sentence has been corrected to state, "Jansen says no animals were killed for the making of either the Ostrichopter or the cat helicopter." We apologize for the error.

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