A New Jersey man is suing his former boss for allegedly yanking on one of his testicles during an off-site “team building” meeting, causing severe damage that led to three surgeries and an eventual amputation, the New York Post reports. The ball-busting boss was later fired, but the victim says coworkers made fun of him for being sans one nut.
Earlier today, ProPublica published a fascinating state-by-state breakdown of workers' comp benefits. Because of a lack of federal oversight, the compensation for the same injury varies tremendously depending on the state in which it occurred. For example, a worker in Illinois who lost an arm would receive as much as $439,858, while a worker in Alabama would receive only $48,840 for the same injury. This disparity in compensation holds true for other injuries, such as severed or crushed testicles.
Michigan man Dan Maurer thought he had hit a dead end when his scrotum started to balloon in his late 20's (you young men take note: this could still happen to you). While he lost weight, per doctors' orders, his sac swelled. It now weighs about 100 lbs. Maurer didn't know what to do, and then he turned on TLC.
Wesley Warren Jr.'s ball sac was about the size of a dolphin's head. It made him into something of a viral star. He appeared on shows like TLC's Strange Sex, and was interviewed for articles claiming he enjoyed the fame resulting from his scrotal lymphedema. He waddled everywhere with an upside down hoodie between his legs and sometimes used his scrotum as a mobile table, off which he'd eat food. He lived with this condition for about five years, which he blames on the healthcare system.
It is completely unthinkable that the gentleman above, a kindly Massachusetts fellow wearing a TEABAG THE RAGS shirt with the New York Rangers logo shaped like a pair of testicles, would ever remove his genitals from his pants and show them to strangers. Especially not mere hours after last Sunday's Bruins-Rangers playoff game.
"Piggy poop balls," the internet's most famous and moving photograph of a pig whose own poop is sitting on its shelf-like balls, has appeared in such storied publications as Gawker, Deadspin, and Gawker since it first appeared online in 2011. And now, it finally has a backstory, thanks to Buzzfeed's Katie Notopoulos, who tracked down Jeff Reardon, the man who photographed the pig with poop on its balls: