This is a set of cardboard pop up furniture created by artists Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner. It’s made of a giant piece of cardboard measuring 94 x 275 x 200 cm, meaning it’s portable but only sort of. There’s also no way it’ll actually support any weight, but it’s nice to at least have an office.
The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 penises around the world.
In a flaccid state, it found, the penis of the average man is 9.16cm (3.6 inches) in length and has a girth of 9.31cm (3.7 inches).
The numbers should help “reassure the large majority of men that the size of their penis is in the normal range”, said British researchers who had assembled data from studies where participants had their member measured by a professional.
The team then used the collated numbers to devise a graph that doctors can use in counselling men with “small penis anxiety”.
Graph for flaccid, flaccid stretched and erect length of the penis. Illustration: Veale et al. 2014
In the worst cases, men may be diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder – a debilitating psychological condition that can lead to obsessive and anti-social behaviour, depression and even suicide.
In reality, only 2.28% of the male population have an abnormally small penis, said the study – and the same percentage an unusually large one.
The study participants were men aged 17 to 91 who had their penises measured in 20 previously published studies conducted in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.
The team found no evidence for penis size differences linked to race, though most of the study participants were of European and Middle Eastern descent and a full comparison could thus not be made.
Nor did the researchers find any convincing correlation between a man’s foot size and the length of his manhood.
They acknowledged their results may have been somewhat skewed by the possibility that men who volunteer to be examined may be more confident in their penis size than the general population.
The team said their work, published in the BJU International journal of urology, was the first to combine all existing data on penis length and girth into a definitive graph.
The information may be useful for reassuring men worried about their size. But it may also have the unintended effect of denting the egos of those who thought they were abnormally well-endowed.
Doctors may also use the graph to help men find well-fitting condoms, said the team.
In its report detailing why Officer Darren Wilson will not face federal civil rights charges for the killing of Michael Brown, the Department of Justice recounts an investigation that was marred by lying witnesses, none of whom apparently will face charges for their perjurious conduct.
The parallel state and federal investigations into the August 2014 death of the 18-year-old Brown became Perjuryfest ’14, a free-for-all of fabricated claims, exaggerated accounts, and delusional tales.
According to the DoJ report, federal investigators dismissed versions of the Brown-Wilson confrontation provided by 24 separate witnesses, who are identified in the document by a witness number and their respective ages, sex, and race. However, despite that limited information, some of the discredited witnesses are easy to identify.
The testimony from these witnesses was alternately branded inconsistent, not credible, unreliable, incoherent, and based on rumor and hearsay.
Federal agents declared that “material portions” of Brown sidekick Dorian Johnson’s account were found to “lack credibility.” Two women who gave a series of media interviews about the shooting–Piaget Crenshaw and Tiffany Mitchell–were deemed unreliable by federal officials. The 19-year-old Crenshaw’s account was “riddled with inconsistencies” and certain details she provided “lack credibility,” according to the report. A construction worker who was laying pipe with a coworker near the shooting site was branded “not credible.” The other worker refused to meet with federal investigators.
Of the 24 individuals, several admitted lying during law enforcement interviews, with one teenager saying that he just “wanted to be a part of it.” After recanting her fabricated tale, a 23-year-old woman admitted that she “wanted to be involved from the outset” and be “part of something.”
Five of the witnesses are convicted felons, with two having convictions for “crimes of dishonesty.” “Witness 137,” a 40-year-old convicted murderer, claimed that Wilson stood over Brown and “finished him off” with a shot to the head, “execution” style. The felon also claimed to have heard Brown tell Wilson, “Don’t shoot.” The man, who eventually recanted most of his claims, “was untruthful to the FBI during his initial interview,” noted federal investigators.
Two other witnesses–whose respective accounts were previously picked apart by TSG–were also dismissed as unreliable by Justice Department officials.
“Witness 126,” a 53-year-old woman, was “admittedly untruthful to the FBI, suffered from memory loss” and gave federal agents an account that lacked credibility. The woman, who has “several felony arrests and a misdemeanor conviction,” is referred to as “Witness 41” in the grand jury transcripts previously released by state prosecutors.
The most bizarre claim by “Witness 126” came after she finished her grand jury testimony. The woman told a prosecutor that she had recorded Brown’s shooting on her phone. Then she claimed to have dropped the phone in the toilet. As noted in the DoJ report, “When the state prosecutor told her that forensic experts may still be able to recover the data, Witness 126 stated that she got mad and threw the phone in the junk yard.”
Witness Sandra McElroy, identified in the federal report as “Witness 140,” was branded “not reliable” since “large parts of her narrative have been admittedly fabricated from media accounts, and her bias in favor of Wilson is readily apparent.” As TSG reported in December, McElroy–known as “Witness 40” in the state transcripts–is a troubled, bipolar woman with two felony convictions and a history of making racist remarks. McElroy is pictured below.
Remarkably, the cavalcade of lies continued up until days ago, nearly seven months after Brown’s killing. “Witness 148,” a 26-year-old woman, met with federal investigators in late-February and gave a vivid description of watching the deadly confrontation. Brown, she said, “looked scared and it’s not like he’s a giant or anything.” She “described Wilson as ‘possessed’ based on the ‘look in his eyes,’ as though ‘he wasn’t human,’” according to the federal report. The cop, “Witness 148” added, shot Brown while the teen was “surrendering.”
When asked why she had not come forward sooner, “Witness 148” said that she feared the Ferguson Police Department. The woman, a convicted felon who participated in protests over the teenager’s killing, claimed to have recently met with Brown’s mother. “Witness 148 explained that as a mother herself, she wanted to share with Brown’s mother what happened to Brown,” according to the DoJ report.
Like so many before her, “Witness 148” was dismissed as “inherently unreliable” by federal investigators.
It’s been six days since an NSU student heard from university investigators.
It’s days from when she says she was shot with a BB gun and hit with a bottle of urine.
NewsChannel 3 spent the afternoon calling the university to ask why an alert wasn’t sent out to the campus.
“I expected for there to be some type of lockdown. I expected for them to at least notify via email or text some type of alert on campus that that was going on. That somebody was being shot at,” the student says.
She tells NewsChannel 3 an investigator said the magnitude of the incident did not warrant a lockdown nor an alert.
They say this warranted just a “health and welfare” check despite the fact that a BB gun is listed as a weapon on the zero tolerance policy.
“There’s a weapon on campus. So definitely I wanted there to be a lockdown so the person or persons could be caught and that weapon taken off my campus.
She says all campus police did was search the all-male freshman dorm Babbotte Smith.
For nearly a week, she didn’t hear a word from the university.
“I feel like I was let down by campus police. Just because of the fact I felt there was no urgency there was no lockdown no notification. It was disappointing and revealing,” the student says.
The school released the following statement:
“The BB gun case remains under investigation. A report of the incident was taken, however, it was not included in the daily log. This was an error on our part, and lessons learned from this experience are that we must ensure that all staff are aware of the Clery Act reporting requirements as well as our responsibility to provide timely communication to the university community in emergency situations. Key personnel will begin meeting tomorrow to review our emergency policies and procedures. Norfolk State University is committed to creating a safe and inviting atmosphere for all students, faculty, staff and guests.”
A newly married woman in Zamfara State, Aisha Dannupawa, caused serious laughter at the Sharia Court sitting in Samaru, Gusau, when she urged the court to dissolve her barely one week old marriage to her husband, Ali Maizinari, because of his mammoth manhood because she could not bear its sheer size.
During the hearing, Dannupawa told the court that she married Maizinari after her fist marriage broke up but that she wanted out of the marriage due to the pains she has been experiencing during sex with her new husband.
Dannupawa who is a mother of three, further narrated that the first time she and Maizinari had sex was a nightmare for her.
“When we had sex for the first time, the experience was a nightmare. Instead of enjoying the sex, it turned out to be something else because his manhood was too big.
After that first time, I had to take medication given to me by my mother.
I told my mother the experience but she told me to endure and that with time, I will be able to cope. She then gave me some drugs.
Two days later, when he came to visit me, we had sex again but the experience was too much to bear.
It was then I knew that I could not continue with the marriage because of the size of his joystick.”
Maizinari did not however deny the accusation and even told the court that he was willing to grant his wife’s prayer for divorce but on the condition that she pays back the dowry and all that he spent on her during the courtship.
When he was asked to state the amount, Maizinari disclosed that what he expected from her was N60,000.
In China, a man had a near-death experience by barely surviving three consecutive car hits.
In the video below, you can see how the man tries to cross the highway in the middle of the night. With cars passing by quickly, he had quite a hard time getting across.
Seconds later, you can see him being grazed by a car passing behind him. Still shocked by what happened, he tries to get up when another car drives through him. And the driver stepped on the gas to make the car go faster.
By the time the second car hit him, someone came to help, but a third car seemed to want to join the bandwagon and intentionally hit the man.
Fortunately, the man survived, maybe with just bruises and some fractured bones.