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Reese Moore lives in Volusia, Florida and has never ridden a motorcycle, but that doesn’t stop him from designing and hand-crafting incredible Bone Motorcycles like the Cowasaki seen here. For a mere $55,000 this awesome bonecycle could be yours.

Moore spends about a year collecting all the bones necessary to create one bone motorcycle. The average piece consists of “3-4 cow skulls, 2-3 alligator skulls, goat, wolf, raccoon, turtle, and pig bones. Also it takes 1 cow back for each of the wheels.” The bones are taken from dead animals found on the side of the road or carcasses pointed out to him by farmers and hunters. After all the necessary pieces have been collected, it takes Moore about one week to sand them down and assemble the bike. Exactly how he does it is a closely-guarded secret. He’s has been doing this for over 10 years now. But before that he worked as a snake wrangler.

Visit Uproxx to learn more about Reese Moore and his wonderfully macabre creations.

Artist Sandy Cramer of Knot Just Rope in Rockbridge, Ohio, spent 2.5 hours with water-based white paint, a brush, and a Vet Tech anatomy book as a reference in order to transform her horse Raven into the awesome Skeleton Horse you see here. If you visit Sandy’s Knot Just Rope shop in Rockbridge, you might get the meet Raven in person.

Click here to learn more about the making of the Skeleton Horse.

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Meet Bones Mello, the AT-AT Dog. Bones is an Italian Greyhound who lives with Katie Mello, an artist working for Portland, OR-based animation studio LAIKA/house. Katie, as you might’ve guessed, is also a huge fan of Star Wars, which is why she designed and constructed such an awesome AT-AT Walker costume for her beloved, and clearly very patient, canine friend for Halloween back in 2011.

Click here for photos of the design and production process.

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This awesome chrome Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton was created by French artist Philippe Pasqua and installed overlooking the river Seine in Paris, France. The life-size sculpture is made from 350 molded bones and measures 21 feet long by 12 feet tall. He’s a wonderful and ferocious sight.

Photos by Anthony Gelot

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Have you ever considered the internal anatomy of cartoon characters? Artist Michael Paulus clearly did and then he created an awesome series of illustrations entitled Character Study. After closely examining the designs of beloved cartoon characters, Michael drew these fascinating pieces exposing the characters’ truly unique skeletal systems. 

Michael’s artwork is available as prints and panels over at his Etsy shop.

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Do you remember the awesome knitted brain we posted about a few weeks ago? We may have just found the rest of the body.

Canadian artist Shanell Papp knitted this life-size reproduction of a dissected human corpse for an awesome and elaborate Lab installation that includes containers and displays for each of the internal organs. It’s the coziest gross anatomy class you’ve ever seen.

Shanell “has long been fascinated by death and the human body. This installation of a human body being dissected was an expression of that interest:

“To make the work, I borrowed a human skeleton from the university and collected anatomical textbooks. I also managed to track down a mortuary gurney for displaying the work–a mortuary gave me a gurney after a renovation…they were looking to get rid of it since “people are were getting too fat for the gurney.” I also worked in an old hospital turned history museum. I also went to open house day at a local funeral…they gave me a decorative pen. During my graduate studies, I was granted open access to the gross anatomy lab, though I was long finished making LAB/skeleton at this point. I was given access to draw, look around…. It is always funny how specimens are collected and cared for.”

Click here to read an interview with the artist and then head over to Shanell Papp’s website to view many more photos of her amazing Lab, the yarn corpse, and its organs.

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Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:


[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE. 


So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
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This Geyser of Awesome's 12th most popular post of 2012.  Lots of people said they were going to draw what she looked like. If you have, let us know!

Here’s an awesome little piece of history:

Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:

[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE. 

So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.

[via TYWKIWDBI]

This Geyser of Awesome's 12th most popular post of 2012.  Lots of people said they were going to draw what she looked like. If you have, let us know!

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Gillian Higgins is a champion horseback rider who teaches horse anatomy to veterinary students, riders, and caretakers by painting the skeletal and muscular systems on the bodies of live horses. She uses water-based hypoallergenic paints and spends up to 4 hours painting a single horse.

“Painting the skeleton and musculature on the side of the horse really helps to bring the subject to life, she told the Daily Mail. “You can discover how to get the best out of your horse by seeing exactly what happens as it moves.”

The English horse-ring champion and sports remedial therapist got the idea for “Horses Inside Out” back in 2006 after completing a degree in equine business management. She understood why many riders and trainers were struggling to learn all those bones and muscles with incredibly long names, and started thinking about a way to better make them understand how the horse works.

Head over to Oddity Central  to learn more about Gillian’s awesome teaching program.

[via Oddity Central and Dailymail.co.uk]

Sculptress Jessica Joslin uses a wide variety of wonderful objects such as an “antique ceremonial collar, antlers, bone, velvet, antique hardware, glass eyes, universal joints, springs, brass standoffs, casters, mink collars, saxophone keys, antique shoehorn, beads, lamp fittings, glove leather, music wire, [and] cast pewter feet” to create an awesome menagerie of fantastic hybrid creatures like the ones you see above. 

Her work recalls a sense of the Victorian era’s obsession with detail and death and yet retains a playfulness attributed to circus shows of trained animals performing gravity defying feats.”

Visit Hi-Fructose to read an excellent interview with Jessica Joslin and learn more about her unique creative process.

[via Laughing Squid and Hi-Fructose]

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