Scientists: Watermelon yields Viagra-like effects

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LUBBOCK, Texas - A slice of cool, fresh watermelon is a juicy way to top off a Fourth of July cookout and one that researchers say has effects similar to Viagra -- but don't necessarily expect it to keep the ...
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Heinie

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Don't give up guys. I'm sure there's some homeopathic extract on the shelves.
Gallagher

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Jul 3, 2008
 
I've got to stop chopping those watermelons to smithereens!
vanessa

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Time to hide the watermelons from the husband....he's a horny toad.
Who me

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Guess there will be more than just bottle rockets on the fourth
Chicago

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Gives new meaning to the phrase "Melon Head".
Grampy

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Jul 3, 2008
 

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Seedless watermellon for birth control?
Paula

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#11
Jul 3, 2008
 
Totally Ridiculous!
vanessa

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Chicago wrote:
Gives new meaning to the phrase "Melon Head".
Very funny!!! Got anymore?
Fred Garvin

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Chicago wrote:
Gives new meaning to the phrase "Melon Head".
HAHA!
BFD

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Jul 3, 2008
 
You're gonna need a really big glass of water to swallow that baby down.
Set and match

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Maybe my faithful 50's man will give me a water gate baby?
Old lady

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Jul 3, 2008
 
You dirty,filthy people!Minds in the gutter.
You sure do make this old lady laugh.Thanks.
Jesse Jackson

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Jul 3, 2008
 
Old pro wrote:
Fried chicken has the same effect
I don't get it.
Moe

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Jul 3, 2008
 
I just read the entire article and it says the also cucumbers contain the same substance (citrulline) that produces the "Viagra-effect".
But the reason for Viagra to exist is to help a man gives pleasure to a woman. Now they say cucumbers works too?? Women knew that already a long time ago...
Chicago

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Jul 4, 2008
 
vanessa wrote:
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Very funny!!! Got anymore?
Nope, I shot my wad.

But spit those seeds out Vanessa, I think they might be poisonous.
vanessa

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Jul 4, 2008
 
Chicago wrote:
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Nope, I shot my wad.
But spit those seeds out Vanessa, I think they might be poisonous.
Too funny! Love your sense of humor!
Tony

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#24
Jul 4, 2008
 
Very interesting material in this article. What other foods are linked to this effect? On another note, what foods can be suggested for increasing life longevity?
Redneck

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Jul 4, 2008
 
This one's too easy!
Dr Vinnie Boombatz

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Jul 4, 2008
 
Redneck wrote:
This one's too easy!
It's a good news - badnews situation:

Good news: eat enuf watermelon and you'll be "Rocky"

Bad news: The quatity you need will keep you pinned to the toilet seat for 8 hours.

:-)
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#29
Jul 5, 2008
 
BoInG !!!!!!!!!!

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