New overview on this here.
Thailand is infamous for wives slicing off the penis of a wayward husband as he sleeps. As such, Bangkok has become a hub for penile-reattachment surgery. Not to be outdone, the lovely ladies here have devised more extreme measures. One lady tied her husband’s penis to a helium balloon and released it; one fed it to the ducks out in their yard (the link above mentions the old Thai saying: “I better get home or the ducks will have something to eat”); still another popped it into the blender. These are NOT Urban Legends, but rather well-documented instances.
An Agence France-Presse story on it can be found here in the Taipei Times. I like this part:
He said his hardest case required bribing an angry wife to confess its location in a septic tank and the hiring of a wrecking crew to retrieve it. “I asked the nurse to clean it up well and warned the patient that he may get septicemia and he said, `do your best and if it gets septicemia I will die with my penis.’” “It was 15 hours between it being chopped off and reattached, which is much longer than the books say it can be done, but I went ahead and to my surprise everything went fine,” he said.
Fortunately, it’s not really that common, which is why it’s generally big news when it does, especially if it involves one of the more creative disposal methods. But it probably happens more than it does in other countries.
I myself have manage to escape this fate … so far, heh. At least, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.