WTH? Sex in a Can
- chaddict Jun 16, 2007 05:02 PM
Over on SFGate.com's "Day in Pictures" they have a photo of cans labeled "Viagra Oysters" and "Sex in a Can." Caption reads "In Australia, entrepreneurs and shellfish farmers are infusing tanks of oysters with a mixture of crushed Viagra and calcium, and marketing it in Asia."
I'd post the pice but I don't know what Reuters' rules are for reposting pics...
I can't believe this is serious!
The man's name is George May. Apparently he has patented the idea of feeding the oysters Viagra, magnesium, zinc and sea grass among other things after the shellfish have gone through the normal purification process. He insists the 10 million oysters he has in cultivation are being very well cared for and he eats one to two dozen daily without any ill effects.
Pfizer is miffed and has issued a Cease and Desist order calling the use of the famous name a "trademark issue." Also, Mr. May cannot sell the oysters in Australia because they violate regulations and the New South Wales seafood program.
Here's a link with photo: