The origin story for Florida Man is that Florida's sunshine laws make police records public by default, so on a slow news day the local paper just trawls whatever wacky arrest records are open to the public and publishes that shit. Dumb crazy people are everywhere in the USA (and anywhere else) -- although more Florida stories involve alligators than average.
do it right, and you'll wind up building the highest power pirate radio station in the west!
Let's be fair: see how well you do implanting goat testicles in people when you're drunk and don't know what you're doing anyway.
We can all thank Doctor B /
Who stepped across the line /
With lots of Watts he took control /
The first one of it's kind.
It was both funny and informative. And the early-days-of-radio experience is surprisingly parallel to the early days of social media.
Would recommend trying them if you get the chance. Worth it.
I think this qualifies as the sentence I have least expected to read on this site in my many years of enjoying Hacker News
People will eat the strangest things if they believe it will make them more "manly".
"calf fries" is apparently the panhandle localism.
While it's great to have lofty goals for the sake of advancing an art of craft, I'd consider anything over 13 inches to be a success.
Wise words even today.
And in truth, being able to go through something like a "second puberty" could be good. We might today not like the exaggeration of sexual characteristics -- if anything we prefer childlike androgyny -- but some of the other things that happen during puberty -- brain development, increases to bone density -- could be useful.
Maybe he had three of them...
That's pretty wild... I had to go look it up and found this: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castello_Voronoff
I'm guessing this sort of thing also happens today under the label of science and will be HN fodder in about 100 years.