Word reaches me that researchers have found that eating watermelon has the same effect as taking Viagra.
Apparently, watermelon contains the chemical citruline which affects human’s blood vessels in a similar way to how Viagra can enhance sexual experience.
According to Dr Bhimu Patil, who lead the research project, “Watermelon may not be as organ specific as Viagra… but it’s a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side-effects.”
So maybe it’s a little err.. premature to suggest that spammers will find a healthy income from promoting the advantages of watermelon just yet. But we’ll keep our eyes open just in case we see a rising trend in the amount of fruit-related spam in our global network of traps.
Curiously, the research which reveals the possibly pleasurable advantages of eating more watermelon comes from a group who might have an interest in promoting the juicy fruit – the Texas Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Centre.
* Image source: Mela Sogono’s Flickr photostream (Creative Commons)