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While reviewing websites for unique Christmas gift ideas, this Strange News examiner found a strange gift idea for anyone who can appreciate a challenging chess match. Although most readers have seen chess pieces made of metal or plastic, it’s unlikely they have ever seen taxidermy chess set.

The Curious 13 “Specializing in Strange” Etsy page offers a chess set with pieces made of dead mice. Each mouse is stuffed, mounted and ready to wage war against opposing mice. Each set includes 16 light colored mice and 16 dark colored ones.

Each mouse varies in size based on their strength. For instance, the smallest mice are pawns. The chessboard is also hand painted. On her listing, business owner R. Garcia says she buys the mice from a breeding facility.

Instead of becoming snake food, these furry critters could be in your home providing hours of entertaining fun. The page says orders require 30 days to complete and dry before shipping. The site doesn’t say anything about how the family cat or dog will react.

For more details, visit the Curious 13 curio shop. Readers can also view the Etsy community for more information.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books“You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.



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