Friday, October 12, 2007

Can you hear me now?


Horribly wonderful story about a guy who had an ear grafted onto his arm. Seriously. I can't make this stuff up. I'm not that funny.

    An Australian performer who has had an ear grafted onto his forearm in the name of art has sparked controversy.

    Cyprus-born Stelios Arcadiou, known as Stelarc, says his extra ear, made of human cartilage, is an augmentation of the body's form.

    But surgeons questioned whether such an operation should have been carried out, given the absence of clinical need.

    A patient who had similar surgery to correct a birth defect said she found the artist's work offensive.

Weird. Just plain weird.

ht to Amanda Coffman for the story