Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine: News of the Weird

Under "Compelling Explanations"

Improbably Successful Pick-up Line: In September, school officials in Australia's Queensland state said they were investigating an incident earlier in the year in which two teenagers had consensual sex that they recorded on a cell phone camera. The girl reportedly said she was convinced to lose her virginity out of fear that the world would soon end as a result of the scheduled re-start of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, later this year. [Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 9-2-09] 

Under "People With Issues"

Three physicians, reporting in The Canadian Journal of Urology in July, described how they handled an emergency-room patient who arrived with a ballpoint pen in his urethra. The man, 57, had assumed that the insertion would be pleasurable, and when it wasn't, thought initially that maybe the pen was not in far enough. After pushing further, to even greater discomfort, he thought that if he pushed it all the way through, it would exit in his rectum, where he could remove it more easily. (Actually, they're not connected.) Doctors removed the pen with the same procedure used to remove kidney stones. [Canadian Journal of Urology (July 2009) via Neurotopia blog, 8-28-09]  

[Via Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird]

1 comment:

  1. And it's another point in favour of coffee with the diuretic effect leading to greater pleasure.

    It explains the queues to the loo at sporting events.

    My date took me out to dinner and drinks last night and afterwords we came back to my place, and I peed four times in a row. It was amazing.

    I should be thankful that I live in Queensland!