Marc Abrahams, of Improbable Research and the Ig Nobels, found something remarkable earlier this evening, as he is wont to do:
…that citation turned out to be mangled — filled with typos. Here’s the real citation [you can click on the link to get to the study, if that’s your idea of a good time]:
C Perris, W A Arrindell, H Perris,M Eisemann, J van der Ende,and L von Knorring, Perceived depriving parental rearing and depression. BJP February 1986 148:170-5;
Abrahams got as excited as a…lepton when he found another Penis in the literature, A. Delgado Penis. But he was foiled again — or perhaps we should say Boyled again, since it was NBC News Digital’s Alan Boyle who pointed out that this too was a typo. It’s Peris.
However, Abrahams’ loss is our gain. For, dear readers, we now have the case of the three retracted Penises.
None of this should be confused with a detachable penis, however: