I realized that if something had happened to Henry James' testicles, that my friends didn't know about it, because if they did, it'd just be weird that they didn't mention it - given what we were talking about. And I thought this was sort of neat because one of my friends had done his Ph.D. on James, and even he didn't know about the guy's self-castration! I instantly resolved to solve the mystery.
"Look," I said, exited now, "I'm pretty sure something happened down there, so I'm going to check it out. And when I do find out - "
"You'll let us know.
"We'll look forward to it."
posted by carsonb
on Feb 13, 2013 -
The elixer of youth.
Serge Voronoff's early experiments involved transplanting thyroid tissue into humans with a thyroid deficiency. He also began transplanting the testicles of executed criminals into rich old guys (as a treatment for senility and schizophrenia), but had to stop when the demand for the procedure far exceeding the supply of criminal testicles. At this point, Voronoff began using monkey testicles instead, and his first "monkey gland" to human transplant took place in June of 1920. (via another filter)
posted by caddis
on Jul 3, 2007 -
I'm embarassed for my mice to have to say this but ... Their testicles are HUGE, like almost as big as their heads.
Good thing for humanity too, as mice testicles may provide a source of stem cells
free of the usual ethical considerations
.They may also hold the solutions to transplant rejection
. Is there anything those fuzzy globes can't do?
posted by hindmost
on Mar 28, 2006 -
Looks like a raccoon
like a raccoon, tastes like a dog? Technically a member of the canid family and considered to be a species of dog, the raccoon dog, or tanuki
, is hunted in Japan to the tune of 70,000 animals killed annually for use in the production of calligraphic brushes
, stuffed animals, and, apparently, ramen flavoring
. The really interesting thing about the tanuki is its place in Japanese myth
. The mythical tanuki are full of mischief, masters of shapeshifting, and possessors of unusually large testicles
. Comic depictions of tanuki often show them with their testicles thrown over their backs or using them as drums. Does the existence of the tanuki shed any light on an often posted (and otherwise inexplicable) photo
posted by gokart4xmas
on Nov 29, 2005 -
Get a Pair...
Ever tell anyone to "Get a Pair?"
Ever wish you (or someone you love) had more conviction, more commitment, more..."cajones?"
Well, now you can finally "fix" that situation.
Because, now there are Balsies
posted by Dunvegan
on Nov 16, 2004 -
- NSFW, if you can't close your browser before the person over your shoulder says "Oh, Scarface! What's that playing Pacino - is it... it looks like..."
posted by GriffX
on Sep 10, 2003 -
Montana Goes Nuts!
The Rock Creek Lodge, outside Clinton, Montana, invites you for a four-day celebration of Pabst, prairie fries, and... well... pud: "Have a Ball at the Testicle Festival!" [via Blowfish.com's newsletter, 1st page = SFW].
Anyone here been to a "hicks-gone-wild" type of event? I've heard of backwoods "show us your tits" type festivals before, and I would tend to generalize them as isolated outbursts of the repressed (and very sexist toward women). This one seems to have a slightly different... um... bent.
posted by scarabic
on Jul 9, 2003 -
Can it get any more crude, I mean 'red', than this? (here, another brand
and lots of pics - click on mugshots). Who in their right mind would hang these under thier bumper?
posted by tomplus2
on Aug 11, 2002 -
Man Chops Off Testicle in Job Protest LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A Peruvian man who last year sliced off his penis to draw attention to his jobless plight on Monday chopped off one of his testicles in front of the parliament building, police and hospital officials said.
for the love of all that is sacred and pure, i can't come up with the mandatory witty comment on this one.
posted by adampsyche
on Aug 21, 2001 -
i wonder if the woman will be charged with anything? i wonder if she's liable for anything? in a nation where predators sue their prey when they fight back, anything's possible, i suppose...
posted by fuzzygeek
on May 22, 2001 -
Castration extends life???
Not that I frequent this site, but the current Playboy reading list includes the Sex Lover's Book of Lists
by the authors of the "How to Succeed With Women" and "How ... Men" books. Note the factoid in the review, in the 2nd paragraph, "men live longer without testicles (13 years longer, on average...)". (involuntary crossing of legs here)
I've never heard that before, and I am not sure I believe it; I am only sure I don't want
to believe it.
posted by JParker
on Apr 18, 2001 -