Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore successfully completed the world's first scrotum-included penis transplant last month, restoring cock and balls to a soldier maimed by an IED in Afghanistan.
The 14-hour operation took place March 26 and involved nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons, transplanting the penis, scrotum and partial abdominal wall from a dead donor. Doctors from the same team also performed America's first bilateral arm transplant.
The donor's testes...
In this three-part series, artisans show how bamboo is harvested, cured, and processed with specialized tools to make intricate baskets and other household items. (more…)
Alternative Apparel is one of those brands that is perfect for sustainable, green-made basics. if only it were a few bucks cheaper, but it is expensive for good reason. Well, right now you can grab a bunch of organic and “clean living” styles for 30% off with the code CLEAN30. Stock up on basics while saving the planet (and some money).
An adorable odd couple, OJ and Blue Dozer, get to stay together forever!
LONDON (AP) - A dramatic ball gown, or a classic, simple silhouette? Sleeves, or bare shoulders? With less than a month to go until she marries Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19, Meghan Markle most likely has already chosen her wedding dress - though what it looks like ...
Want to walk down a yellow brick road at a once-defunct, "famously failed" Wizard of Oz theme park? Of course you do. Head over to Beech Mountain in North Carolina in June for one of the six upcoming tours of the Land of Oz.
Visitors for these special "Journey with Dorothy" tours will follow Dorothy around the park and help her search for the "wonderful wizard."
The park writes:
Your tour’s first stop is at the Fountain of Youth, where you be asked to drop all inhibitions and to remember...
Last week, just prior to the second anniversary of his death, we heard Prince's original studio cut of "Nothing Compares 2 U", along with previously-unseen rehearsal footage from 1984, all for the first time.
Now, on the heels of all that, Prince's estate has announced that it will release an album of previously-unreleased material on September 28.
It was a strong first salvo of “mind blowing” material to come from the new caretakers of the artist’s estate, led by...
Scientists have been experimenting with "fog harps" in arid climates as an easy way to collect potable water from fog.
Via the paper:
Fog harvesting is a useful technique for obtaining fresh water in arid climates. The wire meshes currently utilized for fog harvesting suffer from dual constraints: coarse meshes cannot efficiently capture microscopic fog droplets, whereas fine meshes suffer from clogging issues. Here, we design and fabricate fog harvesters comprising an array of vertical...
There's something very delightful about pressing a nice metal stamp into perfectly cooled wax. The YouTubers at Calligraphy Masters gathered up some of their favorites. (more…)
Viacom’s Channel 5 Aims To Lift The Curse Of ‘The New Wife’ By Handing ITV Studios New Casting Challenge
EXCLUSIVE: Britain's Channel 5 is still searching for a New Wife after the Viacom-owned broadcaster engaged a third production company to cast the controversial entertainment format.
The UK commercial broadcaster has been attempting to crack the show, which is described as Wife Swap-meets-Divorce Hotel, since commissioning it in June 2016. However, a series of missteps has meant that it has struggled to find contestants willing to appear on the show, which sets out to…
Welcome Ed Piskor back to Boing Boing (previously), where he'll be offering an annotated page-by-page look at the first part of X-Men: Grand Design, his epic retelling of how Marvel comics' pantheon of heroes came to be. Here's page 4; read the rest first — Eds.
If this were an Avengers comic, Captain America wouldn't worry about protocol or mission objectives in order to save the kid being menaced by nazis. This is an X-Men book so Wolverine gets to be the antsy guy...
What happens when a bully grows up? For Johnny Lawrence, the answer is nothing good.
Once the popular, flaxen-haired meanie who terrorized new kid Daniel Larusso with his “no mercy” martial arts moves in The Karate Kid, today Johnny is himself a beaten man — broke, alone, eating fried baloney and ketchup in his crappy Reseda apartment. Even worse, Johnny lives in the shadow — almost literally — of his former rival, whose face smiles down at him from billboards for Larusso Auto Group.