The leggy hamster ball

Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, likes to talk about how human culture encourages ideas to have sex. He means this in a good way, but the idea in this video is clearly the love child of two ideas who met in a bar and should have known better. But they were drunk and lonely, and it seemed like a good idea at the time…

The two ideas in question are the venerable hamster ball and Theo Jansen’s astonishing walking sculptures as documented on his Strandbeest site. The deranged match maker/master mind behind this odd couple is the inimitable Crabfu. (Spotted on BotJunkie.)

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