Claim: Photograph shows a patient who received a severe penile burn from urinating on an electric fence.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Read about three-phase electricity fully before looking at the picture. This is “shocking” to say the least.
Heed the Warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An innocent Christmas celebration, a couple of beers led to an untimely end result when a Texas redneck tangled with a Texas lectric fence. Needless to say the fence won….read on for the rest of the story….
I am sure we have all heard the phrase, “Don’t pee on an electric fence.” Well it just isn’t a joke. Here is what happened to someone that did just that on a
The difference between phases is that they each alternate between plus
The third leg, as it is known, is brought into industrial sites to power up large motors pulling heavy loads.
Can you say “ouch”??…. Notice the key phrase here is “…a three-phase electric fence.” Yep, it would burn it off! Ever wonder what would happen if you peed on a
Origins: Although tales about men
suffering severe burns to their genitalia (or even being electrocuted) through urinating on electric fences or electrified train rails are common in
urban legendry, such occurrences are exceeding unlikely (if not outright impossible). Accordingly, the story accompanying the photograph reproduced above, about a “Texas redneck” who met with an unfortunate injury after drinking too much and then “peeing on a
This image accompanied an article authored by five Chinese doctors (from the Department of Urology at the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing) and published in the Asian Journal of Andrology, a case report from 2003 about a 38-year-old man who sought medical attention at a clinic for genital herpes simplex. A circumcision was performed and the patient was treated with short-wave diathermy that proved excessive, producing a severe burn to the penis that resulted in necrosis and gangrene.
As the article described:
At day 31 after the treatment, the necrotic part of penis was resected with only about Convalescence was uneventful. The patient could micturate in standing position by pushing skin around the stump of the penis backward.
A 38-year-old man was admitted to this Hospital for severe penile burn caused by excessive short-wave diathermy. Five days ago, the patient visited a clinic for recurrent genital herpes simplex. Circumcision was performed and local short wave diathermy given immediately. The frequency of short wave source was
At day 31 after the treatment, the necrotic part of penis was resected with only about
Convalescence was uneventful. The patient could micturate in standing position by pushing skin around the stump of the penis backward.
Last updated: 17 July 2013
Jiang, Jun et al. “Severe Burn of Penis Caused by Excessive Short-Wave Diathermy.” Asian Journal of Andrology. 6 December 2004.