This instrument, the badgermin, has something to either please or offend almost anyone. It’s a hybrid — part taxidermied badger, part theremin. Information about the badgermin appears on the badgermin web site. The video below shows what may constitute a performance.
(Thanks to investigator Jhayne Holmes for bringing this to our attention.)
BONUS: John Waymouth’s thesis “Why the Theremin Fell By the Wayside”
BONUS: Using the principle underlying the theremin to track the movements of small (presumably living) animals underwater: “A novel device to monitor small changes in underwater distances“