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Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises 

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The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Husavik bills itself as “probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country.”

Included in the museum are 283 "penises and penile parts" belonging to 93 different species, including 55 specimens from 16 different kinds of whale, and one lifted off a "rogue polar bear." The museum notes that it "has also been fortunate enough to receive legally-certified gift tokens for four specimens belonging to Homo Sapiens." The museum aims not merely to titillate, but to advance the "ancient science" of phallology, which examines how male genitalia have influenced history, art, psychology, and literature.

We visited the Phallological Museum on Obscura Day - March 20th, 2010

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