Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Economic growth and penises

A new paper out of a Swedish university gives new meaning to the phrase "stimulus package." Apparently, penile length is strongly correlated with economic growth between 1960 and 1985. After a healthy rise, bigger is not apparently that much better, as the correlation is U-shaped and growth potential drops off at average lengths greater than 16cm. It gets better: the authors then attempt to speculate on a possible mechanistic explanation for the macroeconomic effects.

I couldn't make shit up this crazy if I tried.

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