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Rosellini's 1737 Mechanical Pig: Until the little-known 1994 publication of Masquerading at Shower-Lourdes by Fatima Michelle Vieuchanger, followed by the even less-known multimedia monograph On the Holodeck with Rosellini's 1737 Mechanical Pig, there had been no confirmed sightings in the 20th century of either the original Rosellini or the van Gelderschott forgery. By late 1997, a handful of eccentric characters were pursuing both pigs from Florida to Scotland in a kind of global shell game involving virtual reality and time travel. If their progress was being monitored by a small but loyal audience, they could not know it. But one computer model, based on amateur videotape footage shot in Inverness and published anonymously on the Internet, proposed that Rosellini's supposed 147 moving parts were organized around 9 basic components, 3 of which remained relatively fixed in place. The components ingeniously combined one, two, and three at a time to reproduce such movements as blinking, swimming, or defecating. According to the author of this theory, the market value of such a pig, if it really existed — or of a high-quality facsimile such as van Gelderschott's alleged 1884 forgery — was incalculable.


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