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This is such a great story I thought you might like to hear about it too.

A 50 year old woman who is a double amputee, decided to get herself a tail that would enable her swim. She wrote to Weta workshop, the people behind lots of movie special effects - who loved the idea and threw themselves into the project donating their time to design her a custom made tail. This was reported quite widely here and the photos of her using the tail are beautiful as is the story itself . Here''s the link if you''re interested.


http://www.wetanz.com/a-mermaid-s-tale/
 

ksinger

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Very cool! Thanks for posting that!
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lili

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How cool.
Thanks for posting the interesting story.
 

klewis

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Sorry I didn''t get the link quite right, but here''s a small pic from the article.

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Kaleigh

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That''s awesome. This should be added to the good news thread.... I love stories like this!!
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Date: 3/14/2009 7:45:22 PM
Author: Kaleigh
That''s awesome. This should be added to the good news thread.... I love stories like this!!
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Me too; awesome post!! Thanks!
 

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So cool! I always wanted to be a mermaid, well, ever since I saw Splash as a kid.
 

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That is so awesome. Seriously.
 

somegirl932

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I read about this, and it''s so amazing. If I were actually going to use my bioengineering degree, this is totally the kind of thing I''d want to do!
 

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Date: 3/21/2009 8:03:40 PM
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I read about this, and it''s so amazing. If I were actually going to use my bioengineering degree, this is totally the kind of thing I''d want to do!

You could help create a school of mermaids. I think that would be the correct collective noun, but we could be creative - a pod of mermaids or a dazzle of mermaids?
 

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Date: 3/21/2009 9:06:17 PM
Author: klewis
You could help create a school of mermaids. I think that would be the correct collective noun, but we could be creative - a pod of mermaids or a dazzle of mermaids?

I agree that school is correct, but I vote for dazzle anyway. Unfortunately I haven''t been paying attention to my biomechanics or biomaterials classes...
 
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