Searchers Ask, McSteamy Broke His What?

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Men take their manhood really, really seriously. It probably shouldn’t be surprising, then, that after McSteamy on Grey’s Anatomy suffered a fractured penis, the Internet lit up with searches for information about the injury as men everywhere asked, “can that really happen?”

Searchers Ask, McSteamy Broke His What?

This is why we love Google Trends.

Searches for keywords “penile fracture” and “broken penis” are still high on the top search gainers list well into Friday morning after Thursday night’s broadcast, even as the day’s news about Casey Anthony’s father’s disappearance and Hillary Clinton’s Senate replacement overtake the collective consciousness.

Searchers Ask, McSteamy Broke His What?

For the non-Grey’s Anatomy crowd, “McSteamy” is not the geek from “Can’t Buy Me Love.” That’s McDreamy.


If you’re just now learning of this broken penis business by reading this article, please consult Wikipedia for more information.

A couple of other fun things we learned from Google Trends this morning: It’s National Pie Day, which should be a good enough excuse, and a high school basketball team in North Carolina has perfected the double alley oop.


Searchers Ask, McSteamy Broke His What?
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  • http://www.hitful.com/loans/index.html Loans

    I saw that episode last night. That is a great discovery. I wonder if there is a way to find out the ailments in future episodes?

  • http://ariazink.blogspot.com Aria’z Ink

    Yeah, it really can, Dr. Oz said so on Oprah ~ so it must be true! LOL

    But seriously, as soon as Lexi said it was bent over in the middle, I knew what happened, and even as a female, I bent over with my legs crossed. It’s three days later and the thought of it still makes me cringe/haunts me.

    It is possibly the only male-based image that can rival the pain factor of childbirth.

    • Guest

      @Aria’z Ink: the pain factor of childbirth has long been rivaled by kidney stones – or at least passing them…. depending on stone size, the concept of a large hard object passing through a small opening is common to males and females. The scale is much different, but the size proportions and pain factor are commonly regarded as the same.

  • Oldbugger

    It’s called Peyrone’s disease and is fairly common in males 40+

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