Weird Scientific Paper: Safe and Painless Manipulation of Penile Zipper Entrapment

Oddee has a neat compilation of the top 10 Most Bizarre Scientific Papers, with gems like "Pressures Produced When Penguin Poo - Calculations on Avian Defecation," "Farting as a Defence Against Unspeakable Dread," and "The Effect of Country Music on Suicide."

Take for instance this particular paper, written in 2005, which could be very useful one day. It is titled "Safe and Painless Manipulation of Penile Zipper Entrapment":

Author Satish Chandra Mishra, about his enlightening paper: "Entrapment of penile foreskin is quite a distressing situation for the child and the parents and can be a frustrating management problem. Any overzealous intervention would simply worsen the situation. Also, attempts to cut open the zip fastener are time taking and may not be either helpful or feasible in all the situations. The approach to the zipper manipulation should be quick, simple, non-traumatic and reproducible irrespective of the age of the child, mechanism and site of entrapment, presence of the local edema and zipper size or design." The paper can be found online.

Link - Thanks Luke Reiner!

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In this particular case, it's the foreskin that got "trapped." Here are the two steps, so that you know - just in case...

1. Cut the zippers and cloth strip just ahead of the entrapped parts using a wire cutter.

2. Use a plier to squeeze the faceplates of the zipper fastener, which allows the entrapped part to slip off without any pain.

Then let out a sigh of relief.
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