Oh yeah? Then what about this bit in Van Gogh’s article on Wikipedia, the Website Where Facts Go to Hang Out?
Deeply lonely at the time, he often visited the prostitutes at a brothel on Rue du Bout d’Aeles as his single emotional and sensuous point of contact with other people. While there, he cut off his left ear, though it is often claimed that it was only the lower part of his left earlobe.[note 13] He wrapped the severed ear in newspaper and handed it to a prostitute named Rachel, asking her to “keep this object carefully.”
I mean, I get that he didn’t give his ear to a girlfriend, because what kinda one-eared weirdo could keep a girlfriend? Especially in the past, when it was super hard to pretend you were all cool on the Internet! NO WAY could Van Gogh pretend to be a bodybuilder on OKCupid.
Also I just googled “van gogh artery ear” in an attempt to learn more about Van Gogh’s ear injury but it turns out there are tons of websites that speculate on how Van Gogh’s ear got all messed up! Van Gogh’s bloody ear is apparently the “how the pyramids got built” of Van Gogh’s time: Nobody knows how it happened but everyone has a fun theory! Is it aliens? Or maybe just a ton of slaves? Nobody knows! But here we are, with Van Gogh’s ear all bandaged up and some bitchin’ pyramids out in the desert.
Seriously though, thanks for droppin’ the Van Gogh knowledge. Have you considered emailing Wikipedia so they update their dumb article on wikipedia? Pretty sure their address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Check it out!