Weird Wikipedia Wednesday: Mary Toft


Mary Toft

“Mary Toft (née Denyer; c. 1701–1763), also spelled Tofts, was an English woman from Godalming, Surrey, who in 1726 became the subject of considerable controversy when she tricked doctors into believing that she had given birth to rabbits.”

Multiplying Like Rabbits

Cyriak is an animation artist that specializes in bizarre fractal-inspired body horror. His videos are weird and surreal, and it’s impossible to look away. This video is his attempt to visualize 7 Billion human beings, using rabbits as stand-ins. When people say “multiplying like rabbits,” I don’t think this is quite what they mean.