Dublin, Ireland - Doctors at Dublin's world-famous Ear, Nose, Throat & Penis Hospital have successfully treated a man whose bicycle saddle 'accidentally interfered with him' causing a seven week erection and the destruction of his Lycra cycling pants.
Details of 22-year-old Seamus O'Leprechaun's humongous hard-on have now been published in the Irish Medical Journal with doctors commenting that what the poor guy had to put up with easily trumps a woman's recently reported three hour orgasm:
"The poor bastard will be riding side-saddle until at least September," chief urologist Dr Blarney Scalpels said today, "and even then there's no guarantee how won't burst his boxers once again."
The excruciating condition, known as priapism, can strike at will and does not always need an abrasive or awkward surface to make it spring to attention.
Famous other sufferers include the movie star Errol Flynn - who reportedly had to strap his member down to stop it popping up in awkward scenes featuring pretty young men - and Pope John Paul II (don't ask, don't tell).
Half a dozen Viagra tabs usually produce a similar affect.