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…