Peter Jackson’s WETA Workshop makes a mermaid.

(Via Fark) Apparently, it takes a little bit more than the usual make-work projects to keep the people of WETA on their game, so they decided to go and make a functional prosthetic mermaid’s tail for a double amputee.

Just to keep their hand in, you understand.  After all, it’s going to be two years before The Hobbit comes out.

Moe Lane

PS: Second half of the video here, but language warning.  They picked a fairly inappropriate song to use for it, in my opinion.