In Ghana, the death toll from the vanishing penis epidemic in January reached 12 when villagers beat to death that number of alleged sorcerers whom they suspected of making their penises shrink. Medical experts appeared on state television explaining in detail why penises increase and decrease in size.

In Little Rock, Arkansas, a rapist who had been castrated by masked intruders while awaiting trial in 1984 has been released on parole. The County Sheriff, whom he had successfully sued for displaying his testicles preserved in formaldehyde on his desk, has since died.

In Australia, a cosmetic surgery company is offering luxury holiday packages plus penis enlargement.