Friday, April 22, 2011
Penis Museum in Iceland Gets First Human Penis To Add To Collection
Iceland's Penis Museum Gets Human Specimen For Display After Man Dies
Penis Museum Iceland
LONDON -- In life, Pall Arason was an attention-seeker. In death, the 95-year-old Icelander's pickled penis will be the main attraction at one of the world's most bizarre museums.
Sigurdur Hjartarson, who runs the Phallological Museum in the tiny Icelandic fishing town of Husavik, says Arason's organ will help complete his extensive collection of whale, seal, bear, and other mammalian members.
The museum has been open since 1997 but Hjartarson has long waited for a human specimen to round out his display.
Hjartarson says that Arason, a friend, agreed to help by having his penis donated after his death. It's a pity he had to die but a great benefit to the museum which somehow seemed lacking without a human member. At 95, Arason's pickled penis still looks ship shape and ready to go. One of Hjartarson's biggest concerns is that someone will attempt to steal the penis. It would make a perfectly good dildo and might prove to be an irrisistible attraction.
The medical director of Akureyri Hospital said Tuesday that the operation was carried out in January under the supervision of a doctor at a local morgue.
No photos of the new exhibit were immediately available but the human penis promises to become on of the museums center pieces.