Sunday, June 03, 2007

That which doesn't kill you makes you enhanced

Chile's black widow spider may yield spermicide

SANTIAGO, June 1 (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered a potentially marketable contraceptive in the venom of Chile's black widow spider, whose bite is fatal to many but can also cause prolonged ... erections in men.


[Investigators] discovered the property after looking into Chilean folklore that describes a virile man, one known to have spectacular sexual energy or many sexual partners, as being "spider-bitten."


The spider's bite can kill children and the elderly, but among strong young farmers it leads to erections that can last for days and involve involuntary ejaculations.

At the end of the ordeal, the man is left sexually energized and feels physically stronger, the saying goes.

Now that its cover is blown, the Chilean Black Widow Spider will be joining the endangered species list in 5, 4, 3 , 2 ...


Blogger Bret said...

Hmmm. Glad to see you're focusing on the important things.

Now, why exactly did you think it important to leave out the word "painful" in that first sentence?

June 04, 2007 6:19 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Well, mostly on account of because the tongue seemed to lodge more securely in cheek without it.

June 04, 2007 11:22 PM  

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