Beauty is one of the luckiest bald eagles alive today, because not only has she survived being shot in the face by poachers, she now sports a very chic, very modern 3d printed beak for her chewing pleasure.
The good folks at the Birds Of Prey Northwest sanctuary never gave up on Beauty, determined to do whatever they can for her instead of resorting to euthanasia.
Here's more on this heartwarming story:
Raptor specialist Jane Fink Cantwell, who dresses like Indiana Jones, refused to take "dead bald eagle" for an answer. She joined forces with mechanical engineer Nate Calvin of Kinetic Engineering Group, and together with other scientists, engineers, and even a dentist, they designed a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace Beauty's lost upper mandible.
Calvin developed the new beak using a 3-D modeling program, then used a 3-D printer to fabricate it. After an arduous procedure to attach her prosthetic, Beauty was able to eat, drink, and preen herself on her own.
Decorating for Halloween doesn't have to be an overblown affair, sometimes putting out fewer props means you show your love of All Hallows' Eve in other ways.
Other times less is less, and too few decorations indicates a lack of imagination and a fear of putting forth too much effort.
The folks who put together this gallery of minimal Halloween decorations would like you to know that they're taking notes on the choices you make- they're watching, and if you cheap out on the decor you'd better step it up with the candy!
Some people choose to gently frighten trick-or-treaters on Halloween, but Michael Colton wants to scare them right out of their skin!
Michael cleverly employs a custom built remote control helicopter rig with ghostly drapery attached in order to scare his unwitting victims 'til they turn white as a sheet, and the results are spooktacularly funny!
Wearing this piggyback daddy costume was enough to convince the neighborhood that Bob had sired some sort of long legged mutant baby capable of carrying him on it's back without breaking a sweat. Call in the National Guard!
Beware of babies with adult sized legs on Halloween, they might kick you and steal all of your candy!
If you like your toys wooden, limited edition and hand painted then you're going to love Amanda Visell's new wooden figure series Wood Idol.
Many of the brightest stars from childhood are present and accounted for, like Mario, the Mad Hatter, Voltron, Gizmo and E.T., all ready to sit around looking delightfully square in their fancy custom made box!
'What if the Earth's mightiest heroes were stationed in feudal Japan, rather than modern day New York?' isn't the title of an alternate universe comic book series, it's actually the concept behind Alex Mitchell's artistic re-imagining of The Avengers!
His revamps for the group run deep, with Sengoku era appropriate attire, weapons and powers based on Japanese mythology.
Personal fave- the Hulk, who uses paper seals to trap a monster named Kaibatsu inside himself, and uses a Buddhist rosary to control his emotions. Very cool!