A Modern Day DaVinci Genius Creates Self-Propelled Beach Creatures

When Hack n Mod sent me this link with the message, “Your readers will enjoy this: Absolutely incredible!”, I was apprehensive. After all, I get a lot of links in my email and most of them claim to want to show me something amazing. This one, however, was from a site I recognized and have read and promised that you guys and gals, my readers, would enjoy it. I checked it out, and I think you will enjoy it, indeed.

From Hack n Mod:

Dutch artist Theo Jansen demonstrates his amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures, built from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His “Strandbeasts” (Beach Creatures) are built to move and even survive on their own.

ORLY? Just watch the video below and see for yourself (skip ahead a little).

Now what amazes me almost as much as these kinetic energy devices is that they’ve been around for at least a few years and I’m just now seeing them for the first time.

If you can handle it, here’s some more strandbeest videos.

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