Register | Login


The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavík is the world’s only museum devoted to the male genitalia. It contains over 280 specimens representing 93 different species of land and sea animals, including humans, and it was all collected by one person.

It started as a joke. In 1974, Sigurður Hjartarson was a 33-year old headmaster in a secondary school when a colleague gifted him the penis of a bull after hearing how Hjartarson had one as a boy. Soon, other teachers who worked in a nearby whaling station started bringing him whale penises, just to tease him. Eventually it gave him an idea that it might be interesting to collect specimens from more mammalian species.

icelandic-phallological-museum-8

Photo credit: Jennifer Boyer/Flickr

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2016.


Loading...



Nargis Fakhri juices up the cover of The Juice

The Limestone Pavements of Orton Fells

The Friendly Crocodiles of Paga

The Cascaded Mills of Folon and Picon

The Awkward Mud Bath at El Totumo Mud Volcano

Lauterbrunnen: The Valley of 72 Waterfalls

Hundred Island National Park Philippines

The Lakes of Ubari Sand Sea