Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Legend: A man passes out on the dance floor of a discotheque and is rushed to the emergency room of a local hospital. The physician who examines the unconscious patient discovers that the man has a cucumber wedged into the crotch of his ultra-tight pants, placed there to make him appear to be extremely well-hung. The cucumber had pressed against blood vessels in the man's leg, cutting off the circulation and causing him to faint.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1994]
Sightings: Look for a tinfoil-wrapped version of this (caught going through an airport metal detector) in the 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap.
Last updated: 11 July 2007
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