German Soldiers Are Growing Man-Boobs

By Chris Mills on at

Armies have always said that doing drill for you is good. But it's not. Apart from the whole tedious marching-around-and-stamping-like-petulant-children aspect of it, it can also cause big, butch soldiers to grow breasts. Yeah. Soldiers with boobies.

75 per cent of the soldiers from Germany's Wachbataillon, kind of Germany's answer to our Guards battalions, have been developing significant moobs. The condition is known as one-sided gynecomastia, which has stimulated growth in the soldiers’ glands. This is most likely a result of the soldiers hitting their bang sticks against their chest too hard when they're doing drill. According to  Professor Bjorn Krapohl:

‘"They need to change the way they drill. The constant slamming of the rifles against the left hand side of the chest is clearly a significant factor."

Well, it's either that, or the pride and joy are getting in touch with their feminine side. Your call. [Metro]



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