Heavy Plant

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If you aren't creeped out by elective plastic surgery the next 2 stories should fix that

Valeria Lukyanova, the Human Barbie Doll
"This Is Not a Barbie Doll. This Is an Actual Human Being." Not so long ago, images of a young girl washed over the Internet. She was impossibly blonde and impossibly shaped, and surely it was all a masterly work of Photoshop. Right? Michael Idov travels to meet with Eastern Bloc Barbie herself and discovers that her world is far more bizarre and twisted than anything in the photos By Michael Idov April 2014 More: When Human Ken Met Human Barbie Even More: Is Human Barb...

The GQ+A: Human Ken Doll Justin Jedlica on Meeting Human Barbie: The Q: GQ
E When Human Ken, an American whose real name is Justin Jedlica, met Human Barbie , it didn't go exactly as planned. There was no ride in a Beach Cruiser™. No steamy night in the dollhouse. Instead, Justin, 33, a self-described "housewife" who attained his look through 140 procedures, compared Valeria to a "drag queen." · · · So how do you and Valeria know each other? We met at a photo s...

Stem cells even more amazing than previously thought!

BBC News - Doctors implant lab-grown vagina
Scans of the pelvic region were used to design a tube like 3D-scaffold for each patient Continue reading the main story Related Stories Will we ever grow replacement hands? Stem-cell livers grown in laboratory Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and i...

Look at the size of that needle! Not for me thanks. Anything that looks like that and comes with a "pain management kit" should be avoided.

Crowdfunded xNT Biohacking Implant Ships This Month | Digital Trends
After mounting a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo toward the end of last year, Dangerous Things is now ready to ship its xNT implant to consumers later this month. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, the xNT is an ISO/IEC 14443-A and fully NFC Type 2 compliant NTAG216 RFID chipset encased in a 2×12 mm cylindrical USP grade lead-free Schott 8625 biocompatible glass casing. In plain English, that basically means it's a tiny capsule designed to be inserted into your body (usually ...

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