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Old 06-28-2009, 02:00 AM   #1
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June 28, 2009: Mermaid

Hey look, a mermaid...
not one of those ugly Sea Cows drunken sailors fell for, or an animated Disney character, but a living, breathing, mermaid.
Would I lie to you, my oldest and dearest friends?


if it didn't involve sex or money, anyway.



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Nadya Vessey's legs were amputated below the knee when she was a child due to illness. At one point, reports Stuff, a child asked her what happened to her legs and she told him she was a mermaid. The idea stuck with her, so she wrote to Weta Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand, two years ago asking for a mermaid tail. To her surprise, they said they'd do it.
Weta, is a special effects company. Think Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and Chronicles of Narnia.

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Nadya Vessey's prosthetic tail is mostly constructed from wetsuit fabric and plastic molds, and covered in a digitally printed sock.
If you want to eat this IOtD, you'll have to peel it first.

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Old 06-28-2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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its a Dolphen !!!!
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:16 AM   #3
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SHE's a "Dolphen". :p
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:50 AM   #4
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Eat it? Wouldn't that be like having a peel and eat shrimp and opening it up only to find the meat missing? No thanks.
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:08 AM   #5
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Exactly what "childhood disease" results in leg amputation?
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:37 AM   #6
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I wonder how well she can swim in that.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:52 AM   #7
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Exactly what "childhood disease" results in leg amputation?
it doesn't say "childhood disease", solet's go with cancer, infection, menengitis?......


I bet she can swim really well -think about how fast butterfly kick is, and here she doesn't have to work to keep her legs together.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:35 AM   #8
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SHE's a "Dolphen". :p
No, a Sherk.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:32 PM   #9
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I wonder how well she can swim in that.
Here's a video:

http://video.libero.it/app/play?id=d...bd9b1a5fa5c8a8
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:05 PM   #10
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That's one way of making lemonade! Good for her.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:42 PM   #11
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That's one way of making lemonade! Good for her.
I now have an image stuck in my head of her lining up lemons on the edge of the pool and smashing them with her tail...
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:45 PM   #12
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its June!

delete this after you fix the title
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:55 PM   #13
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Doesn't seem all that fluid ....

I wonder it it's a rigid construct. It seems like they should have gone with a stiff plastic/rubber compound so it has some spring to it.

I bet they could sell them
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:31 PM   #14
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its June!

delete this after you fix the title
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:02 PM   #15
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its June!

delete this after you fix the title
Um... I was just checking to see if you were paying attention... yeah, that's it.
Congratulations, you passed.
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