Thursday, July 3, 2008

Rise and Shine

Good Morning, Delaware County!

So, one of those great studies where people are paid a lot of money to find out something useless, actually came up with an unexpected result.
Apparently, scientists in Texas were studying the watermelon. Well, through their studies they found watermelon contains a compound that has the same effect as Viagra.
That's right. The drug with the annoying commercials and the scary warnings has the same effect as eating watermelon.
In case you have to rush out to the fruit stand and don't have time to read the whole story, here's what the researcher said: "Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it," said Bhimu Patil, a researcher and director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center (By the way, wouldn't you like to work at something called the Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center). "Watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side effects."
You know, those side effects like death.
Anyway, watermelon tastes a whole lot better than oysters.

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