Monday, July 07, 2008

Is that your Watermelon or are you just happy to see me?

This article, which claims that eating watermelon can help to treat erectile dysfunction, similar to Viagra, spurs a few questions in my mind.

First of all, how did anyone discover this amazing secondary effect? Was it similar to how depressed smokers were being treated with Zyban to alleviate their depression and they suddenly found they had quit smoking without meaning to? Did a bunch of old polar dippers or stogie-smoking golden oldies find after a watermelon eating contest or perhaps just after an overindulgence at a family picnic that they had abnormal mojo-ing powers? I am inclined to say it was some smugly smiling retired ladies swapping stories at high tea who finally made the connection. I think the gents would probably have just been so gleeful and probably attributed their newfound virility to their own biological "second wind". It would take a lady to sit down objectively and say, "Now, Walter wasn't doing THAT on his own, you know? He must be getting some "outside" assistance, if you know what I mean. What have I been FEEDING him lately?"

Which brings to my second question: Why aren't more people eating watermelon?

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