But I doubt anyone's laughing in the offices of those wonder drug companies today. Not now that Texas A&M researchers have discovered that watermelon may have the same effect as Viagra.
Researchers admit that watermelon "may not be as organ specific as Viagra," but it also doesn't come with 537 disclaimers and side effects that will make you swear off sex entirely.
The idea of combining food with a virility boost is hardly new, however. In Egypt, they have Viagra sandwiches, and nearly every restaurant in Cairo has a Viagra dish on the menu, according to one blogger.
So, you see, watermelon has some stiff competition out there.