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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On the Topic of Boobs in the Military...

Posted by on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Slog tipper rob! sends along this fascinating-yet-horrifying report of male German soldiers spontaneously growing solitary boobs:

Dozens of soldiers it the Wachbataillon (German for man with one breast, you know how concise German words are) unit, which performs drill displays at official events, are developing breasts on their left side because of the way they drill. It turns out that repeatedly slapping your chest in the same exact spot with heavy rifles can stimulate glands to produce hormones and cause a condition called one sided gynecomastia. (I'm sure the Germans have a single word for it but I don't know what it is.) The condition has been diagnosed in 74 % of Wachbataillon members who have gone to army medics because of their "developments."


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Jaymz 1
Hence the impressive boobs on Tarzan.
Posted by Jaymz on January 23, 2013 at 1:55 PM · Report this
chinaski 2
Quit staring at my moob!
Posted by chinaski on January 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM · Report this
rob! 3
I'm excited not by the uniboobs so much, but by the apoplectic attacks this will induce in certain quarters (women being masculinized! men being feminized!).

And maybe there's something to those male-lactation rumors. Combine occasional suction with regular blunt-force trauma, and who knows?
Posted by rob! on January 23, 2013 at 2:05 PM · Report this
skidmark 4
he's a one boob man
with his rifle in his hands
he shouldn't give a shit
cause it's a nice tit
but he's off to the medics' tent
Posted by skidmark on January 23, 2013 at 2:08 PM · Report this
Sandiai 5
Oh men can be induced to lactate alright.…

As an owner of a breast on each side, I would like to know more about this "technique."
Posted by Sandiai on January 23, 2013 at 2:12 PM · Report this
Posted by tim koch on January 23, 2013 at 2:21 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 7
....any word on how this might work for increasing breast size in women? Maybe it would just grow new boobs on top of the old ones! Right?! Awesome... also; ouch.
Posted by ArtBasketSara on January 23, 2013 at 2:55 PM · Report this
eclexia 8
Why are there no pictures of man-tit?? The obvious question, would a straight guy enjoy copping a feel? I mean the soldiers in the photo on top look pretty young and hairless. Di they enjoy feeling up their own?
Posted by eclexia on January 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM · Report this
rob! 9
Ha, thanks for that, Sandiai @5. Somehow I'd overlooked that. Obvs need to set a Google news alert.
Posted by rob! on January 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 10
Two words: einseitige Gynäkomastie. Sorry.

I wonder why they thought repeatedly slapping yourself was anything other than campy in the first place.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on January 23, 2013 at 4:40 PM · Report this
Guys take note: beating your chest too much turns you into a woman!
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on January 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM · Report this
Simone 12
Slightly humorous but...

Wachbataillon does not mean "man with one breast." Wach = alert, awake, etc. Bataillon = battalion.
Posted by Simone on January 24, 2013 at 9:57 AM · Report this

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