No. 8 – Strandbeests.

Should you be walking along a windy beach in Northern Europe, don’t be alarmed if you see a large, multi-legged creature shuffling toward you.  Most likely it is a Strandbeest.  They are delicate, gentle, and even poetic, and mean you no harm.

Progeny of a Dutch artist named Theo Jansen, they were first created in 1990.  Jansen has always been an artist at heart, but studied physics in college and knows a thing or two about engineering.  The beests are constantly evolving, and can now store air for windless times and sense water and oncoming storms.

Source: http://www.strandbeest.com/beests_storage.php

View them in their natural habitat here:

 

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