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Video: Weta Makes a Mermaid Tail for a Double Amputee

The special effects wizards behind the Lord of the Rings movies designed a mermaid tail so Nadya Vessey, a double amputee, can swim.


The special effects wizards over at Weta (they're the folks who made the costumes and creatures for the Lord of the Rings movies) recently designed a mermaid tail so Nadya Vessey, a double amputee, can swim. And they did it just to be nice.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9jCsbii5rs


Apparently, Weta's prosthetics and make-up departments regularly do this kind of pro bono work for people who have been injured or otherwise compromised in their abilities.


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