Is it Size… Or How You Use It?

How is it that size has such trickle down (or up) effects? Click here to visit this map.

(Big Think) THE BONER CURVE: NEW STUDY LINKS PENIS SIZE TO ECONOMIC GROWTH

First of all, did you know there was a global penile length distribution map? I certainly didn’t, nor did I realize the enormous variation in average, erect penis size between nations. The Koreas, both South and North, have the dubious pleasure of having the smallest penis size in the world with an average length of 3.8 inches (9.66 cms). On the other end of the spectrum, the average penis size in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is 7.1 inches (17.6 cms). [One note here before anyone starts checking out flights to Kinshasa–the guys in the Congo are self-reporting their penis size so there could be a significant level of mismeasurement there]

Economists love it when there are big variations between countries in pretty much anything that can be measured. So you can hardly blame the doctoral student at the University of Helsinki who, upon discovering the global penile length data, started looking around for a model to stick it into. He chose a common variation on the Solow model of economic growth and finds that penis size can explain 15% of the global variation in national incomes.*

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(Thanks RZ)

Also see Is Male Finger Length Related to Attractiveness?, Do Bankers Get an Erotic Thrill From Losing?, Why Don’t Fertile Women Want George Clooney?, Are Men With Longer Ring Fingers More Likely To Be Rich? and Why You Should Say “I Love You” in their Left Ear

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