This hard news story has all the puns you’ll need this week
Headline writers are contractually obliged to describe this as ‘hard news’.
Is this for real???
"Irish villagers complain fumes from Viagra plant have men AND DOGS walking around with erections" https://t.co/NRjgOQD34k
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) December 6, 2017
Well it IS a real news story – it must be, they wrote about it in the New York Post – but how much effect the fumes really have is a source of hot debate.
Here’s the Irish News report. You can read the whole thing here.
Residents of a tiny Irish village where Viagra is manufactured have complained that fumes from a nearby factory have been giving them a hard time.
Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer have produced the erectile dysfunction drug in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork for the last two decades.
Villagers claim that Ringaskiddy’s proximity to the plant and its “love fumes” has been giving local men – and even their canine friends – enormous sexual powers.
Evidence? Will it stand up in Court?
— Julian Young (@TheLWA) December 6, 2017
That’s what you call a stiff breeze
— Stephen Monks (@StephenMonks1) December 6, 2017
Not a hard news story….
— Steve Williams (@wilbur811) December 6, 2017