Monday, August 10, 2009
Man watches as his 4x4 disappears after getting stuck on beach.
It was a decision he must have instantly regretted. But the sea fisherman who drove his Honda 4×4 across mudflats had several agonizing hours to let it all sink in.
David Foster watched helplessly as his $25,000 car slowly disappeared in the wet sand… where it remained stuck fast and was swamped by the incoming tide. He had driven out on to the mudflats at Brean, Somerset, in search of the perfect afternoon fishing spot. ‘The vehicle was so stuck there was not even any point in calling for help,’ said beach warden Pete Williams. ‘The owner was distraught and wasn’t looking forward to telling his wife what had happened.’ Once the tide went out again, a recovery truck was called to pull the 15-year-old vehicle free in a two-hour retrieval operation, thought to have cost around $3,000. And that’s before any repair bills."
If you’re a proud penis owner, you may not want to read this. A recent article by David Freeman of webmd, laid out the skinny on what happens to a penis with age. Here’s a hint: it doesn’t double in size or develop superhuman strength.
With age, most penises, and their owners, suffer from a decline in testosterone. This means more stimuli is required for arousal, it takes longer to get an erection, it’s harder to reach climax, and it takes more time to become aroused after sex. These effects are compounded by a loss of sensitivity, which transforms the member from the emotional and easily excited penis you once adored, to an unfeeling, useless lump.
In men’s 60s and 70s, the penis shrinks in every way imaginable, most noticeably in its standing stature. Losing half to a full inch in length is common. One of the main reasons for this is impaired blood flow, which also accounts for the reduction in the dignified purplish color of the penis’s battle helmet.