Scrotal Asymmetry in Man and in Ancient Sculpture, etc.

'David'_by_MichelangeloThe 2002 Ig Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to Chris McManus of University College London, for his excruciatingly balanced report, “Scrotal Asymmetry in Man and in Ancient Sculpture.” [That report was published in the journal Nature, vol. 259, February 5, 1976, p. 426; it was in fact the cover story of that issue.]

But some people care more about penis size than testicle asymmetry. For those people, Sara Rense writes about their favorite subject, in a report in Esquire, with the headline “The Real Reason Why Greek Statues Have Such Small Penises.”

BONUS: Here’s video of Chris McManus discussing a rather non-scrotal topic: editing