On Monday, a man in Guangdong province did perhaps the worst thing you could possibly do with a pair of magnets, he got them stuck on his balls.
At 4:48 a.m. that morning, emergency services in Zhongshan city received a desperate cry for help. 10 firefighters rushed off to the scene where they found a 45-year-old man in extreme pain. According to Southern Metropolis Daily, the man explained that he was practicing some “magnetic therapy” at home early that morning and in the process had unwittingly got his testicles trapped between two powerful magnets and was unable free himself.
Understandably, the firefighters didn’t know quite what to do. The commander decided that they should take the poor man straight to the hospital. At the hospital, the firefighters and doctors argued over what should be done. In a video of the delicate operation, one of the firefighters is seen explaining to the man that they have “never encountered anything like this before” and are trying to decide who will take responsibility (if something should go wrong).
The understandably impatient man says that he’ll take full responsibility and the rescuers begin setting up to separate the magnets with a hydraulic tool. Before they go to work, they ask for permission from both the man and his wife. “You all have to pull, just one person won’t be enough,” the man advises. However, doctors quickly found that there is simply no room for the giant hydraulic machine — the magnets are stuck on there too tight.
At a loss for what to do, doctors even try calling the manufacturer of the magnets. The company proposes that the rescuers try and slide them off. Doctors also rule out this method as too risky. Once again, doctors and firefighters are stuck discussing the best course of action. At this point, the man has had his balls continuously crushed by a pair of magnets for 4 hours and is staring to get annoyed.
Fortunately, the firefighters soon realized that the magnets aren’t all that solid. They decided that they could use the hydraulic cutter to break up the magnets into smaller pieces so that they would lose their powerful pull. Following a very delicate operation, they were able to free the man’s balls.
Afterward, a doctor performed a check on the man’s scrotum and found no lasting damage.
Watch the video below:
Firefighters are starting to get pretty good at this kind of thing. Only last month, a man in Guangxi managed to get a ring stuck on his penis for two days, local firefighters were able to get it off in only 90 minutes
[Images via Southern Metropolis Daily // Video via 一手Video]