When Art Changes Life

Since Fifty Shades Of Grey was first published in Britain, cops have been reporting a sudden rise in “handcuff-related” domestic incidents:

London firefighters have freed 1,300 people with body parts trapped in household objects in the last three years — 307 of which were injured. This includes 79 people trapped in handcuffs, nine with rings stucks on their penises and one man whose penis was stuck in a toaster. Third Officer Dave Brown said, “I don’t know whether it’s the ‘Fifty Shades’ effect, but the number of incidents involving items like handcuffs seems to have gone up.”