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15 Penis Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Phallic phacts at their phinest.

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1. Foreskins can be used to make skin grafts for burn victims. One foreskin can actually provide four acres worth of grafted skin.

That's a small farm!
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That's a small farm!

2. The world's largest penis is 13.5 inches.

Jonah Falcon of New York is the proud owner of that meat monster.
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Jonah Falcon of New York is the proud owner of that meat monster.

3. According to a study by the University of Ulster-Northern Ireland, men in the Republic of Congo have the biggest average penis size in the world.

They were first with an average length of 7.1 inches.
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They were first with an average length of 7.1 inches.

4. Humans are the only primates that do not have have bones in their penises.

So there is no actual bone in a boner.
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So there is no actual bone in a boner.

5. Babies can get erections in the womb...

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6. ... So can corpses.

From the cradle to the grave.
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From the cradle to the grave.

7. There is a condition known as Koro, which is an irrational fear of retraction of a penis back into the body.

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8. There is a museum in Iceland strictly dedicated to penises.

It contains 283 dicks from 93 species including humans.
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It contains 283 dicks from 93 species including humans.

9. There is a rare condition known as diphallia where a person can have two functional penises.

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Reddit user DoubleDickDude held an Q&A session about life with diphallia earlier this year, with a picture included.

10. Circumcision gained popularity in the United States during the 19th century to help stop masturbation.

At the time masturbation was thought to lead to "masturbatory insanity," so many doctors recommend circumcision for baby boys.
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At the time masturbation was thought to lead to "masturbatory insanity," so many doctors recommend circumcision for baby boys.

11. All penises actually start off as clitorises.

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All males start off as females in the womb. With the infusion of male hormones, clitoral tissue grows into a penis.

12. Penises can actually break.

Penises can suffer a fracture or trauma usually from aggressive sex. It's a serious injury and requires immediate medical attention.
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Penises can suffer a fracture or trauma usually from aggressive sex. It's a serious injury and requires immediate medical attention.

13. Blue whales have the largest members out of any species in the animal kingdom.

The average length is 8 to 10 feet long. WHOA!
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The average length is 8 to 10 feet long. WHOA!

14. There is a restaurant in Beijing that specializes in serving penises.

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The restaurant, called Guolizhuang, has 30 different varieties of penises and has been featured on the Travel Channel.

15. There is a festival every year in Japan devoted to the penis and fertility.

The Festival of the Steel Phallus is celebrated every year on April 6, and started in the 17th century as prostitutes praying for protection from STDs. It is now an event for AIDS awareness.
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The Festival of the Steel Phallus is celebrated every year on April 6, and started in the 17th century as prostitutes praying for protection from STDs. It is now an event for AIDS awareness.

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