Here at Gizmodo, we like to welcome the holiday weekend with some chill, vacation-worthy content. Like this story about a dude in Thailand who almost got his dick bitten off by a massive python that crawled out of his toilet.
From 2001 to 2013, 1,367 American soldiers suffered some kind of genital injury while deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Some time in the next year, one of these men will receive the first penis transplant ever performed in the United States.
Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You, a new BBC series focused on how our prenatal development shapes our lives, has brought new attention to a group of seemingly sex-swapping people in the Dominican Republic.
People following biologists on Twitter got a bit of a surprise this morning: their feed is full of genitals. They can blame Anne Hilborn (@AnneWHilborn) and a few of her colleagues at the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech.
Depending on what era you live in, a penis might be known as a plough, a pillow prick, a jigglestick, or a jasper, while a vagina might be a fly-trap, an oracle, a catch 'em alive-o, or the antipodes. Brush up on your historical slang with a pair of genital charts.
Why is a penis called a penis? Most names of our genitals arise from other languages. And once you know the origins of the names for these body parts, you'll discover how sanitized modern language is when it comes to naming sex organs.
Earlier this afternoon, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal's Zach Weiner floated an interesting thought: "One day," he mused, "there will actually be a pill that grows your penis six inches."
They call it the "ancient Australian art of genital origami," and considering the country's youth I suppose the Melbourne comedy-circuit duo's 13-year-history is a fair claim. But disregarding all that, the beginner and expert-level apps are chockablock with dick tricks.
OK, as far as inadvertent weather forecast genitalia goes, it really doesn't get much better than this. Does this guy realize it? Do the producers realize it? We'll never know for sure. In any event, good work, Texas/Mexico border. [TheInternetToday]
Duck sex is far more interesting than it has any right to be, due to the twisted nature of the birds' genitals. Male and female ducks have corkscrew-shaped sex organs which spiral in different directions. Now we know why.
There's not much to add to this other than "ha ha, you got penis'ed", but we're somewhat curious as to how this thing went down. Was this a prank from a rival school? Was it self-inflicted? Is this their mascot? (Go Fighting Wangs!) Is it still there? We suppose it's pretty apropos that the school is located on Shaft…
This one is for all the guys out there who may be down on their luck. Perhaps the mohel at your bris just wasn't having a good day and you lost a little more foreskin than you'd like. So get some Senslip. Senslip is being marketed as the first publicly-available retractable foreskin for circumcised men. Allow me to…