Alien Worlds

These sites are completely fake, but they’re fascinating anyway.


Phil sent me a link to the Museum of Fantastic Specimens, a bizarre collection of strange creatures. It’s all in Japanese, but Pink Tentacle has a brief guide in English.


Several people let me know about this one: if you prefer your fake organisms to be the product of fake synthetic processes rather than fake natural ones, you want a GenPet.


  1. SweettP2063 says

    Fake??? The one with all the arms looks just like my lazy teenage son. :-)

  2. monstruoso says

    Does one have to fake an orgasm to get one?

    What a nightmarish life for the poor little one.. reminds me of Saturday Night Live’s “Bathroom Monkey”.

  3. Mike says

    I spent a couple of hours browsing through the ‘Museum of Fantastic Specimens’ yesterday. I’d love to have some of those things, to the extent where I ordered what I believe to be 2 of the artist’s books from Not reading Japanese makes it a bit of a crap shoot, but it will give me incentive to bike more and pay less in parking fees.

    So, thanks, PZ for passing that one along.