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Date: 10/08/09 10:02 AM

58 Responses to Man Grows Real Ear on Arm in the Name of Art [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2009 at 9:51 am
    Link: Man Grows Real Ear on Arm in the Name of Art - He considers his body a `canvas` so he had doctors use his stem cells to grow an ear on his forearm. More pics within.
  2. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
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    October 8, 2009 at 10:07 am
    Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?
  3. Profile photo of danagamer
    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 10:13 am
    implant brain first
  4. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 10:19 am
    Yeah... I wonder if he can hear out of it...
    Most likely not, actually. But you never know.
  5. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 10:26 am
    dont give body modders more ideas
  6. Profile photo of AchLstStnd
    AchLstStnd Male 30-39
    144 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 10:26 am
    `Ear it is. It won`t `arm ya.
  7. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2009 at 10:27 am
    IT`S A MONSTER KILL IT!
  8. Profile photo of kilroy5555
    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
    496 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 10:33 am
    Eerie.
  9. Profile photo of GirlieMutant
    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 10:36 am
    That´s just an implant! Not a mutated human xD
  10. Profile photo of miss_cky
    miss_cky Female 18-29
    85 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 10:45 am
    I want one!
  11. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    October 8, 2009 at 10:45 am
    he didnt `grow` it.
  12. Profile photo of sweetrebelnc
    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 11:02 am
    what the eff??!!
  13. Profile photo of RainbowNinja
    RainbowNinja Female 18-29
    75 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 11:16 am
    ehh
  14. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 11:30 am
    We`re a long, long way off flipantly injecting stem cells into artists and making them grow into something specific. If it had been described as an implant then it wouldn`t matter, but I`ll just have to throw "total bollocks" at it instead.
  15. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2009 at 11:32 am
    I wonder what happens if you shout into it...
  16. Profile photo of wednesday_52
    wednesday_52 Female 18-29
    155 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 11:34 am
    What will they think of next?!!
  17. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 11:44 am
    He didn`t grow it, you r-tards. That technology hasn`t been properly applied yet.

    What he did was implant a human ear under his skin. He also installed a microphone there, connected to a computer, so people could "hear" from his arm.

    r-tards.

  18. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
    1720 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    Mmmm can i get err other attachments =3
  19. Profile photo of RawrXD
    RawrXD Male 18-29
    145 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    ummm yarrr hate to bust up your world here but they did actually grow it, they do the same thing if your wang gets destroyed. They grow you another one on your arm. Odd but its true.
  20. Profile photo of Enchilada
    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
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    October 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    o.O!
  21. Profile photo of jakeyboy69
    jakeyboy69 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    That`s just weird.
  22. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    No, it doesn`t work that way, and it`s definitely not that easy. We`re Humans, not Salamanders. You fail.
  23. Profile photo of Kanashto
    Kanashto Male 18-29
    499 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    umm.. its the type of puffy tatto thing like the pics of that guy with stars on his skull.. thats what i think
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Keep it down! my ears are on fire!
  25. Profile photo of maddices
    maddices Male 18-29
    90 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    i want one, mommy
  26. Profile photo of BlackRose09
    BlackRose09 Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Heh heh. People should put ears in their hands. Then that would give, "Talk to the hand" a whole new meaning.
  27. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
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    October 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    I`m no scientist... but wouldn`t injecting stem cells into your body open a potential gate for runaway cell growth (Ie tumors?) in a place you wouldn`t want it?
    I mean... how could you be sure they`d all stay at the injection site?
  28. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    So could you get an eye in the palm of your hand if you wanted?
  29. Profile photo of darqnss
    darqnss Female 18-29
    95 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    waste of stem cells. itd be funny if he cut it off to be like van gogh.
  30. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    Stop being morons, all of you! He got it operated into his arm.

    Anyone who seriously thinks this technology is possible today at a reasonable price is stupid. Stop interpreting South Park episodes as fact.

  31. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    OR rather than growing an ear, just get one of those crappy implants in the shape of an ear
  32. Profile photo of Kasja
    Kasja Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    This is an australian artist called Stelarc. He had a cell-grown ear created separately and then implanted it underneath his skin. He didn`t grow it on his body.
  33. Profile photo of Hayllee
    Hayllee Female 13-17
    459 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    Waste of perfectly good stem cells. *sigh*
  34. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
    310 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    what a waste of stem cells. hope he never develops a serious illness where he wished he had those precious stem cells.
  35. Profile photo of unsub
    unsub Female 18-29
    924 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Worst caption EVER ...
  36. Profile photo of DrKitty
    DrKitty Female 13-17
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    October 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    i`m pretty sure there`s plenty of stem cells to go around....
  37. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    October 8, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    If I remember correctly he had that ear grown on to replace one of his for some reason, I could be wrong but I thought I read that long time ago
  38. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    October 8, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    stem cell implants, nasty. robotic 3rd arm, f yeah. F yeah.
  39. Profile photo of clemsonrox
    clemsonrox Female 13-17
    131 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    Can he hear out of that thing?
  40. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    Hmmmn, you could implant his own ear if it got severed, to main the blood supply and whatnot, but they also may have used a biologically inert ear-shaped mesh as a template to grow cells upon to construct an ear-shaped replacement (like they did on the back of that mouse a few years back). Anyone who thinks you can grow stem cells into real body parts, please go to your doctor and ask him to grow you a new head. If you can read, start with hox (homeotic selector) genes (drosophila patterning would be a good place to start), then move on to epigenetics and protein and mRNA localisation/gradient formation. Then realise that this will probably not even happen in your lifetime.
  41. Profile photo of tangello
    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    it`s probably a subdermal implant.....
    there`s no hole for the ear XD
  42. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    More information.
  43. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    oh EWWW i clicked on the link and they have surgery photos!!

    haha awesome.

  44. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    Gross. Awesome, but gross.
  45. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    October 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    What a completely insane genius
  46. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    October 8, 2009 at 11:21 pm
    "Yeah... I wonder if he can hear out of it...
    Most likely not, actually. But you never know."

    are you serious? good god humanity is boned.

  47. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    October 9, 2009 at 2:19 am
    thats for when he cuts of his own ear for his imitation art shoot.. then goes well now i can use this baby.. *holds up arm*
  48. Profile photo of randomartist
    randomartist Male 30-39
    9 posts
    October 9, 2009 at 3:43 am
    This is at least the second attempt this artist has made with this type of work. He had an earlier attempt with growing a human ear on a lab rat and surgically attaching it to his arm with a microphone beneath the skin. I know this because I have worked with another artist that builds Stellarc`s robots.
  49. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2009 at 4:04 am
    lol tkd__master
  50. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    October 9, 2009 at 5:03 am
    Wow that is freaky indeed.
  51. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    October 9, 2009 at 8:18 am
    Uh fancy... its not a real ear.
  52. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    October 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    "hey buddy, do you want another drink?"

    "No thanks I`ve got one ear!"

  53. Profile photo of DestroyALL
    DestroyALL Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    lol just imagine attaching an earing to that and listen to your ipod
  54. Profile photo of fishgul69
    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    October 9, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    this artist not impressed.
  55. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
    606 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 11:20 pm
    what the fudgity fudge...

    people are sick.

  56. Profile photo of kittilia
    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    October 15, 2009 at 1:21 am
    oh god! I am way too squeamish for this
  57. Profile photo of Raefairy
    Raefairy Female 18-29
    172 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    ppfftt
    I`ve seen bigger
  58. Profile photo of Spazzy
    Spazzy Female 13-17
    13 posts
    December 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    .....I want one.....o.o

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