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Saturday, March 15, 2014

How's This for a Chess Set?!

I discovered an article from back in December that appeared in the Huffington Post featuring a chess set that is the most unique I have ever seen.  I would dearly love to have it for no other reason than to show up at a chess tournament and insist that we use my set; it was made by a taxidermist out of…mice!!  A lady named Rachael Garcia made the set from real mice. After learning how to do taxidermy, Ms Garcia decided to make the weirdest chess set she could. The project only took her about 30 days, working two to three hours each day.  The mice were taken from a captive breeding facility that distributes frozen rodents used to feed reptiles. It sounds bizarre but as she pointed out, it is better for the mice to be "battling it out on the chess board" than to be in the belly of a snake.

White pieces
Black pieces
The Bishops
White Royalty

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