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Man kills self over genital size
Hindustan Times ^ | Singapore, April 20, 2006 | AFP

Posted on 04/26/2006 11:46:31 PM PDT by M203M4

An 18-year-old Singaporean student committed suicide last month because he was convinced his penis was too small, a report said on Wednesday.

State Coroner Tan Boon Heng said the case highlighted the importance of sex education in schools and recommended the details be forwarded to the education ministry, the Straits Times reported.

The teenager, who was not named, jumped from a building on March 3. A suicide note explained why, an investigation to determine the cause of death said.

"He said it was not due to the stress of his examination, but it was more about his physical development... He still knew there was something wrong with his body parts," said the report quoted by the newspaper.

It said the teenager had confided in his mother in October 2005 that he was worried about the size of his penis. She took him to a clinic where a doctor said it was normal for an Asian man and prescribed multi-vitamins.

State Coroner Tan said the boy's case showed that even in the age of the Internet when information can be easily obtained, "the less informed also become victims to junk information and worse, untruths."

Psychiatrist Daniel Fung, deputy chief of the child and adolescent department at the Institute of Mental Health, said the teenager might have been suffering from depression.

"It might be more about depression than his private parts being too small," Fung told AFP.

"Sometimes depression can lead to delusions about how you look and how you are. It makes you see things from a dark perspective."


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...the case highlighted the importance of sex education in schools and recommended the details be forwarded to the education ministry...

HUH?

Sorry to post and run but I'm being nagged to go to sleep and this is too earth shattering to not post ASAP. :)

1 posted on 04/26/2006 11:46:36 PM PDT by M203M4
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To: M203M4

why kill yourself over such a small thing?


2 posted on 04/26/2006 11:51:33 PM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (what?)
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To: M203M4
"An 18-year-old Singaporean student committed suicide last month because he was convinced his penis was too small"

His nickname was Ti Nee Dong.

3 posted on 04/27/2006 12:03:40 AM PDT by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" Pope Urban II ~ 1097A.D.)
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99

Could have hung himself.


4 posted on 04/27/2006 12:07:05 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: M203M4
You know this is going to get pulled


5 posted on 04/27/2006 12:07:29 AM PDT by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: M203M4
"Sometimes depression can lead to delusions...

So after getting the nerve to tell somebody he had a micro pecker, a psychiatrist told him he was crazy.

Armed with this new diagnosis, he killed himself.

oy vey!

6 posted on 04/27/2006 12:08:31 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: M203M4
State Coroner Tan said the boy's case showed that even in the age of the Internet when information can be easily obtained, "the less informed also become victims to junk information and worse, untruths."

Untruths? So it wasn't too small? I'm confused! It is possible (despite what the coroner says) that he was underblessed. I mean, sorry, Coroner Tan, but the women who told you "size doesn't matter" weren't being entirely honest.

7 posted on 04/27/2006 12:17:09 AM PDT by stands2reason
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To: M203M4

Well, apparently size does matter.


8 posted on 04/27/2006 2:12:57 AM PDT by woofer (It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.)
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To: Xenalyte; Bacon Man; pax_et_bonum; humblegunner; Flyer; Hap; pissant; MikefromOhio

Teeny-weeny-weinie ping.


9 posted on 04/27/2006 2:24:07 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: Allegra
It said the teenager had confided in his mother in October 2005 that he was worried about the size of his penis. She took him to a clinic where a doctor said it was normal for an Asian man and prescribed multi-vitamins.

You can't make this stuff up!

10 posted on 04/27/2006 2:29:47 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: humblegunner

11 posted on 04/27/2006 2:50:41 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: M203M4
Psychiatrist Daniel Fung, deputy chief of the child and adolescent department at the Institute of Mental Health, said the teenager might have been suffering from depression.

Gee, ya think?

Maybe I am silly, but I normally don't consider suicide to be a symptom of excessive happiness.

12 posted on 04/27/2006 3:08:53 AM PDT by Ronin (Ut iusta esse, lex noblis severus necesse est)
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To: M203M4

Luckily, this was never a problem for me.
Big?
It's so big, there's still snow on it in the summertime.
It's so big, right now it's in the other room fixing me a drink.
It's so big, U.S. West nailed some fiber optic lines to the top, and I didn't feel it until the next Thursday.
It's so big, NASA launched a space probe to find the end.
It's so big, it won't return Speilberg's calls.
Yep, that big.


13 posted on 04/27/2006 3:58:10 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: M203M4

Darwin nominee for the year!!!


14 posted on 04/27/2006 4:21:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Don't mess with Texas.)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz

pingaling... for the dingaling king!


15 posted on 04/27/2006 4:26:37 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (My donation to the GOP went here instead: http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/index.php)
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To: M203M4
For the record, here is a picture of a man with world's smallest organ.


16 posted on 04/27/2006 4:45:10 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside (Watcher of the Skies)
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To: martin_fierro; mikrofon
committed suicide last month because he was convinced his penis was too small. . . .

I don't know, martin, you've never let this get to *you*, have you?

17 posted on 04/27/2006 5:13:22 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (How do *you* manage to live with this?)
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To: M203M4
The teenager, who was not named. . . .

Boy, THAT would depress me!

18 posted on 04/27/2006 5:15:58 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Can you imagine, going around all those years with no name?)
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To: Maximus of Texas; Toby06; r-q-tek86; The_Victor; conservativebabe; Auntbee; EX52D

I wish I could like to repost this to bring it back to the top.

We could have some fun with this one...


19 posted on 04/27/2006 5:19:54 AM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (AIXELSYD TAEB I)
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To: humblegunner; martin_fierro; mikrofon; Tijeras_Slim
a doctor said it was normal for an Asian man. . . .

And there's, what, a billion Chinese or so, so it must not matter too much.

Maybe the women have tiny parts, too, so it balances out.

20 posted on 04/27/2006 5:21:45 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Ancient Chinese secret.)
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To: Allegra

And to think they could have fixed that problem....I read about it in the back of a magazine...


21 posted on 04/27/2006 5:24:29 AM PDT by pissant
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Is Max on suicide watch?


22 posted on 04/27/2006 5:26:17 AM PDT by Auntbee (I have become comfortably numb.)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Also found at the scene a pair of crusty padded tweezers and a magnifying glass.


That's got to be real bad to whack yourself over the size of your tool.


23 posted on 04/27/2006 5:26:43 AM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: Auntbee

LOL!

We said he WAS one, not had one.


24 posted on 04/27/2006 5:26:55 AM PDT by najida (Founder of the Contrarian Party....Do NOT argue with me ;))
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To: ncountylee
The teenager, who was not named. . . .

It can now be revealed.

William "Les" Hung:


25 posted on 04/27/2006 5:29:53 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (He Bangs.)
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To: Allegra

OMG. Am I going to hell for laughing at this?


26 posted on 04/27/2006 5:32:16 AM PDT by Xenalyte (You're not the boss of Tiger Bot Hesh!)
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To: pissant
And to think they could have fixed that problem....I read about it in the back of a magazine...

I've gotten all kinds of e-mails about how you can do that.

And I don't even have that...errr....concern.

27 posted on 04/27/2006 5:33:32 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: M203M4

But....but....but, didn't this kid ever get emails about penis enlargement or see the Enzyte commercial with Smilin' Bob?


28 posted on 04/27/2006 5:34:11 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: Xenalyte
OMG. Am I going to hell for laughing at this?

Well, if you are, I'll see you there. ;-)

29 posted on 04/27/2006 5:34:24 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: Xenalyte

Maybe it was detatchable and he couldn't find it.


30 posted on 04/27/2006 5:36:36 AM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: Allegra

Well, if it works for YOU, then let us know. Freepers will be signing up. ;o)


31 posted on 04/27/2006 5:36:50 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I don't WANT one of those! ;-P


32 posted on 04/27/2006 5:37:44 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: Allegra

Not your own, anyway, right?


33 posted on 04/27/2006 5:39:20 AM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: Allegra

Sure, sure...


34 posted on 04/27/2006 5:40:51 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
I read about it in the back of a magazine...

I get spam about it all the time.

35 posted on 04/27/2006 5:42:59 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: humblegunner

My spam filter works well...fortuantely. LOL


36 posted on 04/27/2006 5:44:13 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Toby06

My mind is blank. I can't think of the puns.

Incidentally, I told ten different puns to people to see if any of them were funny enough to make people laugh.

No pun in ten did.


37 posted on 04/27/2006 5:45:03 AM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (AIXELSYD TAEB I)
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To: Big Guy and Rusty 99

This is horrible thing to happen, but there's a case in history where another man, constantly berated and picked on by his peers, ended up becoming the King of his People. Exacting his revenge on those who berated and ridiculed him, he killed most if not all of them. He ended up creating the most powerful Empire ever seen on the continent of Africa.

His name was Chaka

(not meaning that was the only thing that caused it, but it was a contributing factor. he was born with a stumped penis evidently)


38 posted on 04/27/2006 5:46:41 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: pissant

And I get a lot of emails on that too!


39 posted on 04/27/2006 5:52:47 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer
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To: Toby06
Not your own, anyway, right?

LOL - yes, I guess I should have clarified that.

40 posted on 04/27/2006 5:53:10 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: M203M4

It is said that Bill Gates' Micro Soft suffers from the same thing.


41 posted on 04/27/2006 5:54:44 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: PatrickHenry

Ping.


42 posted on 04/27/2006 5:55:16 AM PDT by Gumlegs
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To: humblegunner; pissant; Allegra

I was really stoked when I got an e-mail that promised to add inches in the bedroom.

I mean, we have these HUGE nightstands that we can't fit on either side of the bed.


43 posted on 04/27/2006 6:01:05 AM PDT by Xenalyte (You're not the boss of Tiger Bot Hesh!)
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To: Allegra

Make sure we get pine caskets......we are all so going to pop and crackle for laughing at this one.


44 posted on 04/27/2006 6:02:06 AM PDT by Sarabeth
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To: Xenalyte

LOL!


45 posted on 04/27/2006 6:05:50 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: nuke rocketeer

Hopefully not from your girlfriend.


46 posted on 04/27/2006 6:07:55 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Xenalyte

Guffaw, guffaw!


47 posted on 04/27/2006 6:08:27 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro
Psychiatrist Daniel Fung, deputy chief of the child and adolescent department at the Institute of Mental Health

Also noted for that ancient Oriental art of enlargement- Fung Schwang

48 posted on 04/27/2006 6:10:51 AM PDT by mikrofon (Not-so-Secret Asian Man)
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To: HOTTIEBOY
No pun in ten did.

LOL. OK, there, i laughed.

49 posted on 04/27/2006 6:11:26 AM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: Toby06
Maybe it was detatchable and he couldn't find it.

I believe Hillary sometimes has that problem too.


50 posted on 04/27/2006 6:30:39 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk. Those who talk don't know.)
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