The New York Foreskin Museum that opened in January of 2008 has just put the foreskin of United States President Barack Obama on display. The museum is next to the diamond district and houses the foreskins of many celebrities in the worlds of politics, sports, and the arts. This magazine first reported on the Foreskin Museum at the time of opening.
The foreskin is the outer covering of the penis that is removed during a circumcision (called a bris in a Jewish ceremony).
When asked how they knew that this was really Obama's foreskin and how they could verify it, director Abraham Wanglestein said that "it arrived in an envelope from a man who claimed to be cousin Abdul Obama from the Nigerian Delegation at the United Nations. He said that they saved it from his birth in Nairobi as the foreskin held lots of magic JuJu."
"I guess the magic of this is gone if we are being allowed to display it. I also guess that this proves the famous unknown birthplace."
The foreskin is in the "Politicians Room" of the museum, displayed between those of previous President George W. Bush and Obama's opponent John McCain.
When asked how he felt to be able to display this foreskin, Wanglestein said that "this is a lucky day for our museum. We all know that Oprah Winfrey has him by the balls, but now we've got a little bit of his penis."