Ear-ly Itchy and Scratchy

From CNN, March 26, 2004:

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) — A four-eared German kitten has been given a new home after a German animal shelter was deluged with requests to adopt the animal born six months ago with the genetic defect.

From CNN, nine years earlier, October 25, 1995:

MASSACHUSETTS (CNN) — Researchers in Massachusetts have created something that sounds more like science fiction than science fact. They’ve taken a prototype human ear made of polyester fabric and human cartilage cells, and implanted it on the back of a hairless mouse.