The researchers from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine examined 126 dead men aged between 30 to 50 years for three days after their death. Since a dead man can not have an erection, the researchers manually elongated the phalli (penises) of the corpses and noted the maximum length of each penis, also called the stretched penile length (SPL).
The researchers then compared the SPL of each corpse to its other body measurements such as height, weight, and size of different body parts (including limbs and nose). The results of this bizarre experiment were shocking.
The strange connection between nasal size and penile length
The minimum SPL among men having large nasal sizes was 5.3 inches (13.4 cm). On the other side, researchers found out that among corpses with small noses, the least stretched penile length was only 4.1 inches (10.4 cm).
“The most highly correlated factor with SPL was the flaccid penile length. The next highest correlation was nose size,” the researchers note in their paper.
The researchers believe that in the future, their study could play a crucial role in explaining the growth pattern of male genitals, their relation with facial features, and evaluating male sex hormone levels in babies before birth. The results of the study are quite fascinating; however, they are in contrast to what some previous studies have highlighted about penile length.