Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Doctors successfully complete penis transplant
Chinese doctors said they successfully transplanted a penis on a man who lost his own in an accident. The case appears to be the first such transplant reported in a medical journal, this one recorded in European Urology.
However, the transplanted penis had to be removed two weeks later because of what were described as psychological problems experienced by the man and his wife.
Surgeons performed the transplant in September 2005. The report does not explain how the man lost his penis and only said that it happened in "an unfortunate traumatic accident" that left the man unable to urinate or have sex normally.
The penis came from a 22-year-old brain-dead man whose parents agreed to donate his organ. Article here.
Women who have sex with other women are...
Women who have sex with other women and those who expand their sexual repertoire are more likely to have orgasms, an Australian study has found.
The sex snapshot, based on interviews with more than 19,000 people, shows that standard intercourse is by far the most common sexual practice.
About 95 per cent of those interviewed engaged in the act in their last sexual encounter, while 75 per cent also had some kind of "manual stimulation". One quarter had received oral sex and only one per cent had anal sex.
The study, published in the latest Journal of Sex Research, shows that 31.1 per cent of women having heterosexual sex in their last encounter did not have an orgasm, compared to 24 per cent of those involved in lesbian sex. Only 5.2 per cent of men did not orgasm. Read the full article here.
Kevin Federline will die in the year 2032
According to a study conducted by scientists and Blender Magazine, K-fed will die in 26 years. The magazine takes into account Federfag's age, height, smoking habits, alcohol abuse, and marijuana. After that it claims he will die at the ripe old age of 55.
Gerontologist Dr. Demko claims: "Kevin will also need the common sense to ditch the smoking, booze and drugs, which will give him 16 more years to enjoy Britney's money and watch his four (and counting) kids grow up."
2032 to me is still way to many years to put up with this ass-clown. This guy seriously is not good at anything. Someone please, make him go away. Article here.
Man shoots neighbor for walking dog in yard
Palm Beach County authorities said a man is charged with fatally shooting his neighbor for walking a dog on his property.
Sheriff officials said 62-year-old Jose Tapanes shot 19-year-old Christopher Cote twice in the stomach.
A sheriff spokeswoman said Cote was walking his dog early Sunday morning when Tapanes jumped out of the bushes with a stick and a gun and yelled at Cote for walking on his property.
Reports said Cote returned home, but decided to knock on Tapanes' door and confront him. The two men argued loud enough for Cote's family to come outside. They said they witnessed the crime.
Investigators said Tapanes told them he didn't intend to shoot Cote.
Tapanes is charged with first-degree murder. He's being held at the Palm Beach County jail. Article here.
Dude mistakenly arrested in his underwear
Lupe Cuellar and his wife Pilar were startled at 1:30 in the morning by a knocking at their door. The men at the door said they were cops, but Lupe wasn't sure. He said he'd heard about some burglaries in the neighborhood.
He told his wife to call police. She called 911. Pilar says the 911 operator told her, "We got a call that your husband was beating you."
The officers tried to kick down the door. She told her husband it was the police and he opened the door. Lupe says the police officer put him in a choke hold, dragged him to the kitchen, and threw him on the floor.
He said officers asked him why he didn't open the door and Lupe says he tried to explain he didn't know who they were. Lupe's wife and kids watched officers cuff him and haul him outside in nothing but his underwear.
Pilar says she pleaded with the police. "My husband doesn't abuse me," she says, "He doesn't beat me. I couldn't believe this was going on."
The police quickly realized there was no domestic violence at this house. They looked at me and said, 'Yeah, you're alright.' And they took off," Lupe recalls.
He went to a hospital, where a nurse called police to report what happened. A sergeant showed up and told the Cuellars' what had happened. "He told me the dispatcher gave police the wrong address," says Lupe.
The real domestic violence call was two houses down. Officers arrested another man for assault. Lupe says his daughter is now frightened by police. Article here.
Eat your food with finger forks?
Teenagers ride their bikes on 750 volt railways
Two teenagers were riding their bicycles along live railway tracks late at night. Footage taken by a resident whose house overlooks Adisham train station, near Canterbury, Kent, shows two bikes being ridden up and down the tracks by the youths.
David Orchard, 45, said it was remarkable that the two boys, believed to be in their late teens, escaped electrocution as they cycled by high-voltage lines.
Mr Orchard said: "How they managed to live to tell the tale I will never know. At one point one of them actually fell and their bike landed on the live rail.
"It was an incredibly dangerous thing to do considering those rails have 750 volts running through them when a train is on-line. "I was in total disbelief when I played back the footage.
"In 16 years of living here it is the most stupid act I’ve seen."
Mr Orchard, who set up the CCTV camera following episodes of anti-social behaviour, has passed the footage to the British Transport Police who have launched an investigation. Article here.
Willie Nelson arrested for weed possession
In completely unshocking news, Willie Nelson has been arrested for possession of marijuana and mushrooms after a Louisiana cop smelled pot during a traffic stop.
How old is Willie Nelson? Isn’t he like 97-years old? Give the guy a freakin’ break. He could care less if he gets caught with weed. His glory days are over, he’s just riding life out in luxury. Article here.
The Hot Christmas toy for 2006, T.M.X. Elmo
There's still more than three months until Christmas, but the toy that could be among the most popular for the pre-school set is already being unveiled.
Elmo is back and he's as ticklish as ever. The new, improved Tickle Me Elmo is dubbed T.M.X. Elmo, with the "X" standing for extreme. This Elmo slaps his knee, falls to the floor, rolls over and pounds his arm while laughing.
Fisher-Price, owned by Mattel, unveiled the new Elmo toy to TV Tuesday, ending months of unprecedented secrecy that's had the toy industry abuzz. Until Tuesday morning, only about 50 people had seen the new Elmo, and the Fisher-Price Web site pictured T.M.X. Elmo only in shadow.
The new Elmo, which retails for $40, is also expected to be a hot seller. Already, customers were lining up at stores -- deja-vu for those who remember 10 years ago, when the first Tickle Me Elmo debuted. Executives at KB Toys and Toys R Us said preorders for the toy have exceeded expectations. Article here.