Hand of Desert. A sculpture in Atacama, Chile.
Winged cats are the result of a genetic skin disorder called cutaneous asthenia, which makes the skin across the shoulders and back extremely elastic. When the cat runs, the dense mats flap up and down giving the impression of wings.
Remeber our post about the octopus that had 96 tentacles? Well here is another one that only has 85. Captured in 1957 on Toshijima Island ALSO had 8 tentacles that branced out into more.
In the 50 years since the 85-tentacled octopus was captured, the Toba Aquarium (where this is kept now in storage) has exhibited 6 other mutant octopi, most of them alive for a time, and each with between 9 and 56 tentacles.
Frankie and Louie the cat was born with two faces, two mouths, three eyes, and lots of doubts about his future.
Twelve years after Marty Stevens rescued him from being put to sleep because of his condition, the exotic blue-eyed rag doll cat is not only thriving but has made it into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records.
He’s the longest surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces.