17 September, 2017
One man's workout went bizarrely and alarmingly wrong when he somehow wound up getting his penis caught in a gym weight.
On September 15, a resident of the German town of Worms, for reasons best known to himself, chose to stick his penis into a 2.5 kg weight plate at his local gym.
It is unclear how the man landed himself in such a situation.
The situation was so intense and complex that firefighters were called after doctors were unable to remove the plate.
Pictures from the scene show the weight had to be shattered into five separate pieces to enable the tricky rescue.
Angle grinders, a saw and a hydraulic rescue tool usually used to prize crash victims from vehicle wreckage were used to smash the 2.5kg disc on Friday.
A photo of the smashed weight plate was posted on Facebook by the firefighters.
The emergency surgery took eight hours to complete.
In warning issued on its Facebook page, the fire service said: "Please do not imitate such actions!".