Eye on penises

Friday 28 November 1997 00:02 GMT

Copenhagen: A Danish plastic surgeon this wek claimed a new record for extending a patient's penis. According to Jorn Ege Siana, a "combination of surgery and post-surgical stretching" had lengthened the 42-year-old patient's flaccid organ from 4.5cm to 19cm. The 14.5cm increase beat the previous 13cm record.

Israel: A couple seeking to wed in Israel were told that no ceremony could be performed until the groom, who is a recent immigrant from the former Soviet Union, proved that he was circumcised. Rabbis at the religious council in the town of Ashkelon had not been satisfied with the groom's religious credentials. "It's horrible" the bride told the Yediot Ahronot newspaper Thursday. "Do we have to take off our pants to show we are Jewish?"

Jerusalem: Dr Alexander Oshanyesky, an Israeli specialist on blood vessels, has found that a drug used at his clinic to treat impotence has failed on two occasions: the 1991 Gulf War and the 1993 Tel Aviv Stock Market crash. "The stress caused the adrenaline level to shhot up, moving more blood to the brain and the heart and less to the penis," he explained.

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