Friday, November 10, 2006

Improbable research

You know that bit in "there's something about Mary" when the guy gets his tool stuck in the zipper and the firemen (no pun intended) are called in? Well chances are that they are not using the jaws of life, but rather a pair of plyer and following the instruction of this 1990 paper in the journal of emergency medecine: Acute management of the zipper-entrapped penis.
"A zipper-entrapped penis is a painful predicament that can be made worse by overzealous intervention. Described is a simple, basic approach to release, that is the least traumatic to both patient and provider."
In fact I can find close to a hundred articles on this subject in pubmed, some would say it's a growing field...
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