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(BBC-US)   Boy who was born without ears has a pair created from his ribs. Delighted mother says, "I've finally got my baby back"   (bbc.com) divider line 44
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2014-08-11 04:22:56 PM  
Subby, you succulent bastard,
 
2014-08-11 04:31:02 PM  
Goddamn, that's HotY material right there.
 
2014-08-11 04:32:02 PM  
How does he sound? Awful.
 
2014-08-11 04:40:41 PM  
WHAT?
 
2014-08-11 04:47:44 PM  
I'd rather have a rib eye
 
2014-08-11 04:59:43 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

APPROVES
 
2014-08-11 05:02:41 PM  
Thanks, subby, now I'll have that stupid song stuck in my head all day, in Mike Meyer's voice no less.
 
2014-08-11 05:44:12 PM  
Took me a minute. Well done subby, way better than an Adam/Eve headline.
 
2014-08-11 05:53:30 PM  
This is one of the reasons I pay for TF - seeing headlines like these. Sometimes they go green.
 
2014-08-11 05:55:08 PM  
Very well done, subby.
 
2014-08-11 06:17:18 PM  
On the plus side, he has phenomenal hearing.
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2014-08-11 06:34:41 PM  
s2.quickmeme.com
 
2014-08-11 07:06:01 PM  

exick: Goddamn, that's HotY material right there.


Absofarkinglutely
 
2014-08-11 07:07:23 PM  

Gig103: Took me a minute. Well done subby, way better than an Adam/Eve headline.


Yes the Adam/Eve angle would be good but obvious.  This is way way better.
 
2014-08-11 07:24:39 PM  
www.reactiongifs.us
 
2014-08-11 07:40:07 PM  
Awesome Subby! +11111!1!!!
 
2014-08-11 07:47:38 PM  
Cool, but not the most impressive thing made from a rib.

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2014-08-11 08:12:45 PM  
subby: groooan
 
2014-08-11 08:14:25 PM  
Can't believe subby thought of that first. I mean just look at the way he eats crackers.
 
2014-08-11 08:23:09 PM  
Barbecue sauce
 
2014-08-11 08:27:43 PM  
there's gotta be an easier way

news.bbc.co.uk
 
2014-08-11 08:32:49 PM  
wow...i didn't even read the headline correctly (missed the rib part) and thought of that song...lol
 
2014-08-11 08:40:32 PM  
You made ears from ribs? You fools. Now he'll never hear anything but nagging.
 
2014-08-11 08:51:39 PM  
Hoty
 
2014-08-11 09:24:03 PM  
+1 subby
 
2014-08-11 09:24:12 PM  
WOW....that was beautiful.
 
2014-08-11 09:37:56 PM  
The surgery is cosmetic, not to improve hearing. But Mr Bulstrode said it brings huge psychological benefits.

How does this not improve his hearing? That's what ears normally do. Is this something about how his hearing aids work?
 
2014-08-11 09:40:09 PM  
Friends, Romans, countrymen.
 
2014-08-11 09:48:44 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: The surgery is cosmetic, not to improve hearing. But Mr Bulstrode said it brings huge psychological benefits.

How does this not improve his hearing? That's what ears normally do. Is this something about how his hearing aids work?


I know the external structure of the hear helps to direct sound into the canal and maybe help to pinpoint sound directions to some degree, but I'm not sure if this recreation is precise enough to replicate mathematically what a normal human has.  And it might not mean much if he's so dependent on hearing aids.
 
2014-08-11 09:56:20 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-11 10:53:38 PM  
He really does seem delighted!
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2014-08-12 12:16:24 AM  
+1 for the subby.
 
2014-08-12 12:23:20 AM  
Oh bravo.

Just ... Bravo, Smits.
 
2014-08-12 02:20:14 AM  
i1207.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-12 04:04:48 AM  
 
2014-08-12 04:33:06 AM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: The surgery is cosmetic, not to improve hearing. But Mr Bulstrode said it brings huge psychological benefits.

How does this not improve his hearing? That's what ears normally do. Is this something about how his hearing aids work?


Cochlear implants already perform the functions of the external structure of the ear through software emulation.  They're more of an analytical/translating tool than something that actually transmits sound waves to the nervous system, the latter being what external ears help with.

There may also not be much or any directional information associated with the software, making the ears extra-irrelevant.
 
2014-08-12 06:23:47 AM  

exick: Goddamn, that's HotY material right there.


I will stand behind you and bellow, "Hear, hear!"
 
2014-08-12 06:37:15 AM  
Dat headline tho:
images.sodahead.com
 
2014-08-12 07:56:25 AM  
Can I have pointy ears now?
 
2014-08-12 09:18:44 AM  
Boy who was born without ears WILL LIVE A HAPPY MARRIED LIFE!
 
2014-08-12 10:07:41 AM  
I wish I could upvote this headline twice.
 
2014-08-12 02:26:09 PM  
contender for headline of the year
 
2014-08-12 02:35:20 PM  
Even better, now he can give himself blowjobs, like Marilyn Manson and Cher.
 
2014-08-12 07:51:40 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Subby, you succulent bastard,


"Succulent Bastard with a Side of Ribs" is my new band name.
 
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