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Orvillecopter: Dead cat becomes flying machine

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Some cats have nine lives. This one has propellers after death. Dutch artist Bart Jansen has immortalized his dead kitty, Orville, by turning the stuffed creature into a feline flying machine.

Dubbed Orvillecopter, the remote controlled furry flier was unveiled at the Kunstrai Art Festival in Amsterdam.

Jansen told reporters, "After a period of mourning, he received his propellers posthumously." The artist apparently thought the tribute to his cat, hit by a car, was fitting since the tabby was named for pioneering aviator Orville Wright.

In the video, the half cat, half copter is half cute, half creepy. You'll see the stiffened kitty with propellers attached to its paws, allowing Orvillecopter to go airborne. According to the New York Daily News, the artist teamed with a radio control helicopter expert to create the cat-copter.

Already, #Orvillecopter has found fame on the Web. Twitter comments include "heartwarming story," from Annraoi, "a new meme is born," from Filip Waeytens, and this question from somenerd: "I suppose this is one way to memorialize your beloved pet?" And Neil Wilson tweeted, "This is sure to make the fur fly." Me-ow.

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