Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Finally! A Use for Those Rotten Eggs...

On a slightly awkward note, scientists in Italy think they may have found the ingredients for a new impotence drug in the fumes that give rotten eggs their stench! Without getting too technical, the researchers have found that hydrogen sulphide, the gas responsible for the odour of rotten eggs, can produce similar results to good old Viagra.

According to the researchers, there is a definite need for an alternative to Viagra, since it's not completely effective on everyone who uses it. In their own words "This may help to unravel the complex mechanisms underlying the physiology of human penile erection and may lead to the development of therapeutic approaches in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and sexual arousal disorders."

Hmm...very interesting!