This hard news story has all the puns you’ll need this week

Headline writers are contractually obliged to describe this as ‘hard news’.

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.