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The good burghers of the Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær are unimpressed with local council plans to build a wild animal museum, and instead favour opening a vulva attraction. The campaigning Residents' Movement reckons a vulvular lipsmacker is a better way celebrating Mosfellsbær's "25th anniversary"* than the council's …


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  1. weevil

    25 years old?

    WIkipedia thinks it was established in 1604

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: 25 years old?

      Yeah, that's more like it.

      1. Mike Richards

        Re: 25 years old?

        It's only 25 years since Mosfellsbær received a municipal charter and became a town in its own regard. Having said that, it's pretty much submerged in all the meh suburbs and industry of the Greater Reykjavik area.

    2. smudge

      Re: 25 years old?

      So, assuming that said anniversary is next year, they are using a base 202 number system.

      Are they all centipedes or what?

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    3. imbecile

      I'm not Icelandic. I just love investigating.

      "9. ágúst árið 1987 varð Mosfellshreppur að Mosfellsbær. Af Því tilefni mun bærinn halda upp á 25 ára afmælið með margvíslegum hætti í samvinnu við íbúa, félög og fyrirtæki sveitarfélagsins allt afmælisárið."

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 25 years old?

      It was a village until 25 years ago when it was officially recognized as town.

      1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

        Re: Re: 25 years old?

        Aha. Thanks for the clarification.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Muff is duff

    I'd say a more popular attraction would be the heads of famous/infamous celebrities and politicians whereby you can throw rotten fruit and veg at them. Preferably the real heads and not fake wax types.

    Or perhaps they could make and sell 'useable' versions of the vulvae in the form of fleshlights so you can try them out for yourself.

    1. TRT Silver badge

      Re: Muff is duff

      You have a point, though. The gift shop would be interesting. Pen holders, pencil sharpeners, wine bottle stoppers...

      1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

        Re: Muff is duff

        Not to mention the kebab shop - no doubt they'd be badly packed...

    2. JDX Gold badge

      Re: Muff is duff

      >>perhaps they could make and sell 'useable' versions of the vulvae in the form of fleshlights so you can try them out for yourself.

      you want to bone fake animals?

  3. Ben Tasker

    Changing from an Animal to a Vulva museum?

    What a load of cunts

    1. Ken 16 Bronze badge

      Re: Changing from an Animal to a Vulva museum?

      Yes, I was wondering if it was a translation error and they were going to fill it with politicians and bankers.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is why I keep reading The Register.

  5. Grikath

    wouldn't it...

    be a bit clammy in there?

    1. FartingHippo

      Re: wouldn't it...

      Only if you're sporting a beard.

  6. Anomalous Cowturd
    Black Helicopters

    A good spread of vulvae?

    Parting, Shirley?

    That's not a helicopter. Try squinting. :o)

  7. Dazed and Confused

    will this

    be an immersive experience museum, or an old fashioned "boring" dry just look at it in a glass cabinet type of place?

    mines the dirty one.

  8. John Tappin
    IT Angle

    what is the IT angle

    Or is it just assumed that IT people just need to know?

    1. ObSolutions, Inc

      Re: what is the IT angle

      Ms. Bee! Ms. Bee! He said...

      Oh, right.

  9. DrXym Silver badge

    The question is

    Will there be many interactive exhibits?

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Museum of Minge

    Will it be open every week of the month?

    1. TheOtherHobbes

      Re: Museum of Minge

      We have one of thosevin the UK.

      It's called Westminster.

  11. magickmark

    Alimentary my Dear Watson!

    I know the wong oriface and Homes never said it but but we have to keep it our end up!

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    All you filthy minded people...

    You did read the bit about it displaying ANIMAL vulvas didn't you?? Not sure that's something I'D pay to see!

    And why do you need a museum for them? Last time I checked they hadn't died out or in any danger of extinction??

    1. Ben Tasker

      Re: All you filthy minded people...

      Because some people like older vulvas, of course

    2. Zaphod.Beeblebrox
      Paris Hilton

      Re: All you filthy minded people...

      Humans are "indigenous Icelandic animals", innit?

      Paris, because, well you know why...

  13. TeeCee Gold badge

    Don't do it!

    Well, not until you've built a condom museum between the existing penis museum and the planned site of the vulva museum.

  14. Ted Treen


    "...indigenous Icelandic animals..."

    That include Björk?

    1. Chris Miller

      A rather small collection

      According to the infallible (or, at least, plausible) Wikipedia, there are no indigenous Icelandic animals, except the Arctic Fox (Polar Bears and bats blown off course are sporadic visitors). The others are domestic animals ferried over by the Vikings: sheep, cows, goats*, horses, mink, rabbits and dogs plus their commensals: mice and rats. Why anyone would wish to collect together an assemblage of their vulvas is left as an exercise for the reader.

      * Insert inevitable goatse joke here.

      1. The lone lurker

        Re: A rather small collection

        If only the arctic fox is indigenous then what the fuck did they eat?

      2. phuzz Silver badge

        Re: A rather small collection

        Don't forget the marine life, eg various kinds of whales, seals etc Plus there's got to be some bird life.

        1. Peter Johnstone

          Re: A rather small collection

          Birds (I assume you mean the feathered variety) don't have vulae. Only mammals have them, and then only placental mammals.

      3. JDX Gold badge

        Re: A rather small collection

        How does a polar bear get blown off course?

  15. TRT Silver badge

    There's one of those in Sweden already...

    isn't there?


    Oh! I thought you said a _Volvo_ museum? Sorry.

  16. K

    What a Golden opportunity..

    I'm sure people with the right "kink", will splash out on this..

    1. NorthernCoder

      Re: What a Golden opportunity..

      Lots of tourists from Wales and New Zeeland, you mean?

      The wooly coat's mine, please.

  17. gaz 7


    how often it will be closed for re-painting?

  18. thejackle

    That's not a proper museum...

    ... its just for a bunch of fannies

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Pussy Riot?

    I should think that detail ought to have been a tip-off to the fact that the proposal was satire (as, indeed, Kristín Pálsdóttir, secretary for the Mosfellsbær Residents' Movement, admits).

  20. Pastafarian


    You need to be a real dick to go in there

    (Somebody else stole my Volvo joke)

    1. TRT Silver badge

      Re: Obviously

      It'd have been easier to steal if it'd been a BMW. ;-)

  21. William Boyle


    I think I'm moving to Iceland...

    1. Ant Evans

      Re: Duh?

      Having just been, briefly, to Iceland, I can confirm, in case there was any doubt, that it is resolutely bonkers. I feel I must therefore recommend it to your readership.

  22. Cameron Colley
    Thumb Up

    Thanks for not giving it away in the URL.

    Good to be able to send it to friends without it being immediately obvious, thanks.

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Thanks for not giving it away in the URL.

      House rules for Bootnotes, at least: keep it short and keep it clean

  23. Montreal Sean

    Replicas, I'm hoping...

    I saw the title and thought:

    There are two things in this world that smell like fish. One of them is fish...

    You know, they could combine this museum and the todger one...Sort of an interactive display...

  24. Robert E A Harvey

    Architectural issues

    I'm wondering what the Entrance Hall would look like

  25. Robert E A Harvey


    Would it be illegal to pay to go in?

  26. Robert E A Harvey


    Meh. You've seen one, you've seen them all.

    Mammalian structures are remarkably consistent.

  27. vonBureck

    Open from dusk till dawn?

    I can just see Cheech Marin reprising his role as the doorman from the Titty Twister with his "Come on in, pussy lovers" banter... in Icelandic :) Now THAT might draw crowds.

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