Monday, June 9, 2014

Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Phallological Museum, or Penis Museum, in Reykjavik, Iceland hold the largest collection of penises and penile parts in the world. It has 280 pieces from 93 different animal species and even supposedly including parts form Icelandic elves and trolls! The museum states that because Icelandic folklore describes these elves and trolls as invisible, these penises cannot be seen. In 2011 the museum received its first human penis; however,the removal went incorrectly and the penis became a grayish shriveled mass in which the museum is now searching for a better one. 
The museum was started by Sigurður Hjartarson who developed an interest in penises after receiving a cattle whip made from a bull's penis. It is now run by his son, Hjörtur Gísli Sigurðsson. The museum also includes crafts such as lampshades made from the scrotums of bulls. The museum is a huge tourist attraction and even has had a Canadian documentary made about it titled "The Final Member". More information can be found at 

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