Conversations Music Society Cinema. Spoiler alert: one involves a walrus-penis-wielding Congressman. Until next week!
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The walrus is a distinctive marine mammal with its tusks. GA image. Formally called Odobenus rosmarusmost scientists consider the walrus to consist of two subspecies — the Pacific walrus Odobenus rosmarus divergens and the Atlantic walrus Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus.
The walrus penis bone in the Grant Museum is often pointed at with a titter, a gasp, and other whispered noises. Conversations normally go something like this:. Visitor : Why?
Yes you read that correct, there is a penis museum in Iceland, and yes it is home to a collection of more than two hundred penises and penile parts. Officially known as The Icelandic Phallological Museum, this unusual attraction contains a total of specimens from 93 different species of animals. Expect to find the likes of whale, seal, walrus and even polar bear penile parts as well as a collection of about penis-esq artistic oddments and practical penis utensils.
The baculum also penis bonepenile boneor os penisor os priapi  is a bone found in the penis of many placental mammals. It is absent in the human penisbut present in the penises of other primatessuch as the gorilla and chimpanzee. The homologue to the baculum in female mammals is known as the baubellum or os clitoridis — a bone in the clitoris.
Chait Gallery natural history auction, lot stands out. It's a mummified baculum, or penis bone, from a species of walrus that went extinct 12, years ago. The piece is more than 4 feet long, curves to a point and is covered with weathered skin and dry muscle tissue.
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Click image to see the whole photo. This marvel of nature, some 4. Discovered in Siberia, the fossilized baculum, or penis bone, is from a species of walrus that went extinct 12, years ago.