WATCH: Is Your Penis Fit For A Museum?
Thinking of a romantic getaway? Consider traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland. Located conveniently on...
Thinking of a romantic getaway? Consider traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland. Located conveniently on the fringe of the Arctic Circle, this quaint little town offers breathtaking views of nature and wildlife -- and penises.
That's right, we said penises.
After you finish whale watching on the shores of Skjálfandi bay, make your way over to Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson's Phallological Museum for some good ole' fashion family fun. The museum opened in 1997 and houses 280 shlongs from 93 species. It has everything from the johnsons of field mice to sperm whale.
But there is one specimen missing -- human.
Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math's documentary, "The Final Member" (release date unknown) follows one Icelandic man, Pall Arason, and a patriotic American, Tom Mitchell, as they vie for the coveted spot in the museum.
Both long for glory and fame, but the big competition is stiff.
Arason has pledged to donate his 5-incher after he dies. Mitchell, though, is dead-set on Arason to the finish line by giving the museum his 7-inch manhood (which he nicknamed "Elmo" and is tattooed with stars and stripes) before he dies.
Though Siggi has a preference to give the spot to a fellow countryman, Mitchell is shooting for top position. "Id like the to know the largest and best one came from the states... I've always had a dream of fame and fortune for Elmo," Mitchell says in the video.
Siggi has two requirements for those willing to donate. "The first is a legal document (letter of donation) signed by three witnesses, and the second is proof that the penis is a “legal length” of at least 5 inches," reports The Daily Beast. They note that "Siggie based the minimum requirement on an old Icelandic folk tale called 'A Legal Length,' whereby a woman requested a divorce from her husband on the grounds that his penis was not 5 inches in length, but only three."
Though Hjartarson was once donated the organ of a 95-year-old local man, the preservation was unsuccessful. "I should have put him in vinegar, perhaps a wee bit of salt. So I could have formed him better," Hjartarson told the Lonely Planet.
Thus, the competition pulses on. Watch out for the big long documentary that's due to hit theaters this spring.
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