A shocking tale of human suffering emerged today as it was disclosed that an un-named man managed to catch his wee-willy-winky in the zipper of his denim trousers.
"When I first heard it I thought it was a fabrication, a horrible, sick lie", said one bemused man, "but apparently it is true".
Pictures of the poor man and his incredible horror story appeared in several British and German scandal newspapers but even they were so surprised and shocked that they cropped the images to only show a close-up of the man's naval.
"I've been a doctor for over 40 years and I have never heard of something like this happening", said one man we spoke to who hails from the same town as the man, "imagine catching your penis in a zipper? It seems such an unlikely thing to happen - ridiculous even. I'll never look at a pair of Levi's the same way again".
As for the brave man himself, he just suffered a severe bout of shock and a "distinct stinging" sensation in the nether regions "for about 30 seconds", after which he quickly forgot about it and went about his work as usual.
A statue is to be erected in memory of his sacrifices by his local authorities. A true hero indeed, and one who should never be forgotten.