May 18, 2009

Reasons To Be Careful In The Bathroom

These two stories should serve as a reminder to look before you begin your business in the bathroom.
"A 2cm long fish apparently found it's way into the penis of a 14-year-old boy from India in a bizarre medical case.

The patient was admitted to hospital with complaints of pain, dribbling urine and acute urinary retention spanning a 24-hour period. According to the boy, the fish slipped into his penis while he was cleaning his aquarium at home. Professor Vezhaventhan and Professor Jeyaraman, who treated the boy and later wrote a paper on the case, explained: "While he was cleaning the fish tank in his house, he was holding a fish in his hand and went to the toilet for passing urine. When he was passing urine, the fish slipped from his hand and entered his urethra and then he developed all these symptoms."
"A MAN became a sitting target for a snake, which bit his penis as sat on the toilet.

"As soon as he sat down, he suddenly felt a knife-like pain and reacted instinctively by standing up," the China Times said. "When he looked down, he saw the big snake." (Editor's note: We all say this. ;) ) The 51-year-old Taiwanese man, from Nantou County, Tapei, was under medical care with minor injuries, a director at Puli Christian Hospital said.

"As soon as he has passed the risk of infection, he can go," the director, who declined to be named, said.

"A snake's mouth isn't always clean."


Ben-Yehudah said...


Heard about the snake,...which is why my housemate (the other Ya'akov) now insists on keeping the lid down after use.

I'm not sure how that helps though when it's in use while needing to sit.

Ben-Yehudah said...

...a wide urethra or a skinny fish?

Jack said...

Use a strainer. ;)

Skinny fish.