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Taxidermy

DC's Lifeless Menagerie: The Legacy of a Displaced Museum

Alex Doll | Posted 04.18.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

The solitary figure of Joseph Merrick (known to most as the "Elephant Man") sits unattended in the empty hallway of a storage facility in East Baltimore. Though once proudly perched overlooking the rest of DC's iconic Red Palace oddities museum, now, moth eaten and ravaged by circumstance, he is all but forgotten.

And Now, My #1 Trick to Staying Warm This Winter

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

The kid in The Sixth Sense saw dead people. I see bursting cupboards and closets and file cabinets. With my eyes closed. Oh yeah. It makes me hot. Take that, oil company!

The One Decor Trend That Divides Everyone

Jill Goldberg | Posted 02.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jill Goldberg

My appreciation for taxidermy easily falls into the category of unexpected but truly my appreciation of taxidermy is similar to my love for vintage items, eye-popping statement pieces and the majesty of a beautiful creature.

Sebastian Murdock

LOOK: This Taxidermied Mice Chess Set Is The COOLEST THING EVER

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.11.2013 | Weird News

Now you can play out the battle for Redwall right in front of you -- with stuffed mice! These black and white, custom taxidermy pieces, made by Ets...

10 Intense Portraits Reveal The Real Faces Of America's Taxidermists

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's easy to gloss over the world of taxidermy, pigeonholing the people who practice the craft as morbid morticians of the animal kingdom. Photographe...

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on Eating Bugs and Natural Oddities

826 Valencia | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

As the United Nations keeps pushing this idea it might become a reality. As the United States gets healthier this will be a bigger topic. Say goodbye to McDonald's and say hello to bugs.

The Heroes of Taxidermy

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Whether for their military service, their charity work, or simply their unflagging loyalty, nearly every sort of creature great and small has at one time been preserved and displayed, managing to stay regal, years after their death.

PHOTOS: 8 Bizarre, Stunning Pieces Of Taxidermy

Posted 10.02.2013 | Books

"The Art of Taxidermy" hit bookstores this week. The new book examines the history of taxidermy and its controversy. Taxidermy is not only used fo...

The Importance of Potter

Ronni Thomas | Posted 11.17.2013 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

Potter's work accesses a place in my mind (and I am sure many others) that's become a distant valley as I get older. His work has a childlike innocence that resounds through the ages.

Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens

Ronni Thomas | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

Who the f*ck is Walter potter, I asked myself? The film would no doubt be visually rich as his tableaux are vibrantly detailed, but film is about telling a story. I knew as much about Potter's "story" as I did about filmmaking!

You've Never Seen Taxidermy Like THIS (PHOTOS)

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 05.15.2013 | Weird News

SAKVICE, Czech Republic -- At just 13, Radomir Franz already knew he wanted to be a taxidermist. He credits a boyhood trip to a natural science museu...

8 Homes With Fabulous (And Faux!) Taxidermy

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 05.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

No animals were harmed in the making of this stunning decor.

5 Lessons For Selling A 'Unique' House

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 04.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Selling a house is an ordeal. Between scrubbing your home to a polish and making all those improvements that you'd been putting off, it can be a hassl...

Deer Heads Stolen In Confusing Motor Home Heist

Posted 03.17.2013 | Weird News

Taxidebacle! A woman was arrested on Friday after she went to the yard of a Crestview mobile home and stole two deer heads, which were already embr...

Local Taxidermist's Big Score

The Capital, Annapolis, Md. | Shantee Woodards | Posted 04.20.2013 | DC

C.J. Fegan can finally talk about the confidential project that had him working 20 hours a day and taking secret trips to California. The Edgewater t...

No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Decor

Danielle Jenene Powell | Posted 01.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

We’re not sure about this one.

This Home Will Shock You

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 01.07.2013 | HuffPost Home

Talk about unusual souvenirs...

We Never Want To See This Again

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 12.14.2012 | HuffPost Home

Because someone has to draw the line somewhere.

PHOTOS: 23 Homes Filled With Taxidermy

Ryan Nickum | Posted 01.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Nickum

This trend is popping up in surprising new places.

Morbid Anatomy Gets A Little Weirder

Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts

Mummified remains, taxidermied animals, jarred body parts -- these are the images that greet you when you visit the Kickstarter page for Morbid Anatom...

Hilariously Bad Taxidermy Is Hilariously Bad

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.23.2012 | Weird News

An art form commonly practiced by hunters and hobbyists, with items often found in national history museums, taxidermy can often result in the realist...

'Pawn Stars' Buy Creepy Taxidermy Creation

Posted 07.03.2012 | TV

On "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) Corey Harrison took a punt on a creepy stuffed animal. A taxidermist brought in her creation, which ...

Taxidermist Puts Stuffed Animals In Silly Outfits (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.30.2012 | Weird News

Taxidermy has been around for more than 100 years, but, unlike the animals who are preserved, it shows no sign of dying. Some people prefer to pres...

Obsessed: Taxidermy

Rachel Poliquin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Rachel Poliquin

Taxidermy wants time to stop. To keep life. To cherish what should have long passed from view and savour its form immortally. There is something inherently disconcerting about such insatiable, unfulfillable longings. And perhaps this is why I am labelled as a taxidermy lover.

Tessa Farmer's Savage Fairy World

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Insect corpses, taxidermy, tree root and superglue are the primary components of London-based artist Tessa Farmer’s intricate sculptural installatio...