There’s organ donation, and then there’s organ donation.
In life, Pall Arason sought attention. In death, he is getting it: The 95-year-old Icelander’s pickled penis will be the main attraction in one of his country’s most bizarre museums.
Sigurdur Hjartarson, who runs the Phallological Museum in the tiny Icelandic fishing town of Husavik, said Arason’s organ will help round out the unusual institution’s extensive collection of phalluses from whales, seals, bears and other mammals.
Several people had pledged their penises over the years — including an American, a Briton, and a German — but Arason’s was the first to be successfully donated, Hjartarson said.
“I have just been waiting for this guy for 15 years,” he told The Associated Press in a brief telephone interview.
Congratulations, Sigurdur! I’m sure you’re swelling with pride.
The pickled human phallus exhibit will face stiff competition from The Phallological Museum‘s other popular specimens:
Highlights of the museum’s collection include a 170-centimeter (67-inch) sperm whale penis preserved in formaldehyde, lampshades made from bull testicles and what the museum described as an “unusually big” penis bone from a Canadian walrus.
Most of the organs are “suspended in formaldehyde or dried and mounted on the walls.”