The World’s Largest Testes Discovered

The little known bush crickets have the largest testes among animals with a pair of their gonads weighing a whopping 14% of their total weight compared to 0.04% for human beings. If a man were to have such massive testicles, each would weigh an amazing 4.9 kilograms!

The bush cricket has the largest testes

If you thought elephants or hippos have the largest testes, well, think again. Scientists discovered that the animal with the largest testes is in fact a little known bush cricket known scientifically as Platycleis affinis whose testes make up about 14% of its total mass.

Imagine human testicles weighing 4.9 kilograms

Imagine testicles weighing close to 10 kilograms on a human being. If humans were to have such massive testicles, each would weigh a whopping 4.9 kilograms for an average man weighing 70 kilograms; yet normally human testicles weigh less than 60 grams which is 0.04% of their total body weight.

Testicular size determines promiscuity

The bush cricket was discovered to have testes weighing 70 milligrams, an equivalent of 14% of its total body weight, the largest relative testes size recorded. Scientists reveal also that these well endowed insects are largely promiscuous and often mate with a large number of females who are equally promiscuous, leaving the question, does testicular size determine promiscuity?

What does this mean?

This exciting among other things means that men with larger testicles may actually be more promiscous too. Women who want to measure male fidelity would do well by using this correlation and shying away from those with…

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13 Responses to “The World’s Largest Testes Discovered”
  1. alvinwriter Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Interesting! This should prove to be another hit on Triond!


  2. xplorer Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 5:00 am

    thanks for sharing. it’s very interesting


  3. Jewelstar Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I wonder from where you get these facts? Interesting though…


  4. mtrguanlao Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 5:55 am

    OMG! Didn’t know about this before,thanks for sharing!


  5. Judi Garland with a Soul Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Oh!! Jiminy Cricket!!! The Seven Dwarfs and the Ballroom Dance!!! They play the fiddle too?? Damn!! Will have to keep my eyes open for that now…


  6. yes me Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I read this before, but you put your side over well Leo… big in this case maybe a sign of infidelity hmm… cheers


  7. LCM Linda Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Interesting topic. Never thought of this before.


  8. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    hehehehe…really huge in term of body weight proportion


  9. The Soul Explorer Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 9:39 am

    That’s interesting. Thank you for sharing this to us.


  10. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Interesting……


  11. Starpisces Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    interesting info you are sharing here… sorry, “interesting” sounds like a very common comment, but the fact is, it’s interesting.


  12. BRENDAKSHELTON Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Interesting title caught my eye. Hey the article is so cute and actually I already knew this but love the way you put this together.


  13. albert1jemi Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

    great share


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