Nick Hawk from the reality series Gigolos has insured his penis for $1 million dollars. I have heard of dancers insuring their legs and even sports professionals insuring various parts depending on what game and position they play. But usually those people are famous and talented. To be fair this show has been on for 6 years so Nick must be some what famous in certain circles. Hope the guy never has to collect though.
In the 1920s, Doctor Serge Voronoff famously decided that grafting monkey glands onto the testicles of human males would rejuvenate the recipients. His ludicrous failed experiments provided the punchlines for innumerable jokes thereafter.
But what I did not realize was that twenty years later, Voronoff was still at it. Now he claimed, in his book FROM CRETIN TO GENIUS, that transplanting monkey glands would alter the intelligence of the subjects. Below is the start of a review from 1943.
So, there is a company selling herb balls that are meant to be inserted in the vagina to detox the womb. Medical professionals are, of course, advising strongly against using the product, siting infections and toxic shock syndrome amongst other problems. One doctor described the uterus like a self cleaning oven and said the herbs in the product have not been tested for use in the vagina. Ladies, really, stop sticking weird stuff up your hoo hah its contraindicated.
A Circumcision Ambulance was stolen in Great Britain. They have Circumcision Ambulances in Great Britain and they do in home circumcisions. As mentioned above the police inquiry was cut short when a private citizens neighborhood watch group tweeted about finding the abandoned car.
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