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The new Viagra: fruit crapped out by elephant

Damien1972 (878814) writes | more than 3 years ago

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Damien1972 (878814) writes "Its taste has been described between a delicious custard and old gym socks, but the durian fruit is considered a delicacy in much of Southeast Asia. Still, even durian lovers may be uncomfortable with the idea of eating the fruit after it has been consumed and expelled by a wild Asian elephant. But according to the New Straits Times, wealthy businessmen are willing to pay over $300 for a sample of elephant-ingested durian, which they believe acts as an aphrodisiac."
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eh... ? (1)

Gripp (1969738) | more than 3 years ago | (#34943754)

1. wth?!
2. even if it is true, how did someone come to this revelation?! did they follow an elephant around eating its shat and documenting what it eats, until one day noting that every time it eats this certain fruit the shat-eater gets a bon..us?
3. even if it were true, who would buy/use such a thing considering there are much better/cost effective solutions out there?
4. wth?!

Re: better than killing rhinos (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34944972)

Like most of these remedies, there is no evidence to suggest this works. Because durian that have passed through the gut of an elephant are rare, they are bestowed with special powers. At least these businessmen aren't paying poachers to kill rhinos for their horns.
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