Men telling little white lies about the size of their manhood is far from a new phenomenon but... well, ok, this one is seriously impressive
It's possibly the only penis that can be seen from space - Shane Diesel didn't return our calls to check - and was carved into the outback in Australia by a currently unknown artist.
Credit: Google Maps
Usually when we talk about man-made things that can be seen from space, we're in the realm of national landmarks - The Great Wall of China, the Pyramids in Egypt and even the artificial islands of Dubai - and natural wonders such as the Himalayas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon River.
Well, now you can add a giant cock drawn in the Australian countryside to that list.
The appendage is etched into a dry lake bed just outside the town of Geelong, a little along the coast from Melbourne and turns up on Google Maps.
It's been afforded local celebrity status, of course, with plenty of Aussies jumping to action to offer pints to the prankster, should they make themselves known.
"If the legend who did this can inbox us with any form of proof, that'd be awesome," wrote a Facebook user on the page Take The Piss Geelong. "We have a beer with your name on it."
Anything the Aussies can do, us Brits can do just as well, however. A story like the giant space willy brings to mind an equally hilarious, if less visible urban hero from the streets of Manchester: Wanksy.
If you missed this gem, Wanksy was a 'street artist' who took that nomenclature very seriously indeed. He made a name for himself via his one-man campaign to sort the pothole problem close to where he lived in Bury - by drawing cocks around the holes.
"People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it," said the elusive street artist to the media at the time.
"Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it and it either gets reported or fixed."
Bury Council issued a curt response, disagreeing with him, saying "Painting obscenities around potholes will not get them repaired any quicker, but simply waste valuable time and resources."
Clearly not, as the potholes were filled in within just 48 hours of the penises being drawn on them.