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November 26, 2011


A man who turned up at hospital with a ring stuck on his penis had to be cut free by 10 firefighters, according to data released by the London fire brigade.

(Thanks to Unholy Slacker and Jeff Meyerson)


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Just put him outside in the snow and let nature deal with his ring issue...

10 firefighters? I've actually had to do this twice in the E.R. It took me about 5 minutes. I'm going to assume it actually only took 1 fireman while the others stood around and laughed for 20 mins. btw guys, there is nothing you can say that will relieve the awkwardness if you find yourself in this situation.

Penis and Jaws of Life seem to go together like bacon and lube.

#1 indication she doesn't want to marry you.

Shoddy journalism. What size was it?

Usually, it takes either a convention or two divorce lawyers to get a guy out of a ring.

If it took ten people to work on me at one time, I'd call bragging rights.
Shoot, I'd buy extra rings and sell tickets.

What is with the English calling firefighters for the silliest things. In the US removing rings from penises is done in the ER by one person, usually not even a doctor. Are the English so mechanically inept that that firefighters have to go to a special school to learn how to to remove a banister or cut metal? Do the English have to call out search and rescue teams assisted by animal control officers when the string breaks on a gerbil?

cindy, you would think the embarrassment alone would be enough to ensure shrinkage, but not so apparently.

Could this be related to socialized medicine? LOL?

I've done 3-4 of these throughout my medical career. Guys, pay attention. If you put the ring on before you rise to the occasion, it will stay on afterward. This has been your daily public service announcement.

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