Good morning. For the past three months, a man in China has had a human ear growing on his forearm, which had been surgically installed by plastic surgeons. The farmed ear, which was made up of cartilage taken from the man’s ribcage, has now been successfully removed and transplanted onto the man’s head — a world-first in plastic surgery. Let’s hope this guy doesn’t slowly morph into The Thing.
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Upslope Brewing Co. Experimental India Pale Ale
Crisp, refreshing, delicious, the IPA is the darling of the craft beer world. Colorado-based Upslope’s latest iteration on the style is an experimental brew using three unique hops: Mosaic, Idaho 7 and Lemondrop. As described by the brewers, it has “melon and stone fruit aromas” and “an herbal tea-like finish.” – AJ Powell, Associate Staff Writer
Arzum Okka Turkish Coffee Maker
For the uninitiated, Turkish coffee is similar to cowboy coffee, in that it’s made with unfiltered, finely ground beans, which are simmered (not boiled) in hot water, and then poured, leaving the grounds to settle on the bottom of the cup. It’s also customary to toss in some sugar during the simmer process, resulting in a foamy, bittersweet dessert blend. With the Arzum Okka, single or double cups of Turkish coffee are instantaneous.
The Patrol Tee By Gear Patrol (Spring Gray)
From the Gear Patrol Store: Our second GP “Patrol” tee features signature details on a tri-blend of poly, cotton and rayon. It is comfortable, moves well and boasts a slimmer fit. The logo is also screen printed with a premium, water-based ink. The result is a traditional crew neck that looks good and works well in the gym, on the commute or just exploring over the weekend. And because nothing beats the feel of a fresh tee, we ship every shirt in a poly bag so that you’re the first to touch it.
Jaguar just announced it will officially present the first ‘Reborn’ E-Type at the Techno-Classica Essen show in April.
Nike Flyknit Multi-color Re-Release
On April 7, Nike is once again gracing the world with the multicolored Flyknit sneaker ($150), the most popular Flyknit sneaker to date. Get yours before it’s put back in Nike’s archives.
Showers Pass Odyssey MapReflect Jacket
On the surface of this lightweight commuter jacket, a reflective map of one of 11 bike-centric cities — Portland, New York, Washington D.C., Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, Newcastle, Berlin, Sydney and Taipei — is printed; each jacket has a unique configuration of the print, so no two jackets are exactly alike. There are two jackets: the Atlas, a weather-resistant hardshell with taped seams, and the Odyssey, a softshell build for warmer weather.
Common Fibers Carbon Fiber Fanny Pack
Holy shit. A carbon fiber fanny pack, with a built-in wallet and Bluetooth speaker. Just what this lame-ass world needed! Party on bro! CHEST BUMP!
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Next Page: Happy Hour Talking Points and One Thing to Watch
Happy Hour Briefing
Ice Breakers for the First Drink
• Three kinds of shorts, for one kind of weather: sunny, breezy, summery. [Valet Mag]
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• How one prisoner found running to be a form of therapy, and a conduit of freedom. [Outside Online]
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• The Cubs have a very good shot at winning the World Series again. [FiveThirtyEight]
• And one thing to watch: