Here is good news for proponents of the "size does matter" theory – Japanese scientists claim that in order to figure out how big a man’s willy is, one should look at his nose. In their study, after which the tale of Pinocchio will never be the same again, researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine examined the bodies of 126 dead Japanese men.
They discovered that those with shorter schnozes (4.5 cm) had smaller hoses (10.3 cm), while men with bigger beaks (5.5 cm) had longer poles (13.4 cm).
The researchers looked at what they described as "stretched penile length" (SPL). They replicated the length of an erect penis by pulling them up as far as possible to measure the SPL and then compared it to the size of the nose, which they measured from the corner of the eye to the bottom of the nostrils.
According to the findings of the study, which was recently published in the journal Basic and Clinical Andrology, there is a correlation between the length of a nose and the length of an erect penis. However, there was no connection between the size of a hooter and a penis when the latter is soft.
However, the researchers admit that they were unable to find a scientific explanation for these facts.
"Although our results are useless for forensic purposes, understanding the growing process of the penis or facial features may be very important for extrapolating fetal androgen levels and following male genital functions. This study is the first to demonstrate the relationship between SPL and nose size but is limited in Japanese male cadavers, and the reason why SPL and nose size are related is still unclear. Therefore, we consider it an interesting subject to pursue from now on", reads the study.
Various myths suggest that one can figure out the measure of a man’s penis by looking at the size of his feet, hands, Adam’s apple, as well as by looking at his height.
The researchers argue that their findings suggest that the length of a penis might not be determined by age, height, or body weight, but that is may have already been determined before birth.