Severed ears throughout the years [SLIDESHOW]

Actor and singer Jared Leto was recently gifted a fan’s severed ear, which he then turned into a necklace — because┬áthat’s naturally what one does when one is sent an ear.

For some reason, cutting off one’s ear or cutting off the ear of one’s enemy has been a thing since Jesus Christ walked the Earth.

From when Vincent van Gogh famously removed his own ear to that inevitable Evander Holyfield moment, here are 10 severed ears throughout the years.

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