Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Liquid Viagra Can Last At Least 6 Hours

A consumer drank a Power Natural High Energy Drink SX (left), and got more energy than he bargained for. He ended up with a six-hour erection. 

It turned out the special elixir actually contained Viagra. That’s one stiff drink. 

The Uganda National Drug Authority opened an investigation after receiving complaints from men who were constantly sweating and having erections lasting hours after consuming the said beverage. 

The government agency performed tests on the energy drink and found that it didn’t have much caffeine or B vitamins. But it did contain the erectile dysfunction drug we all know as Viagra (left)

One report highlighted the levels of sildenafil citrate found in the samples had ranged from 68.5 mg to 71.3 mg per 250 ml of the drink. However, the raw material samples tested negative, therefore, confirming the alleged adulteration. 

According to the Viagra website, the recommended average dose is 50 mg, but this can vary from 25 mg to 100 mg at the maximum. Thus, the drinks can provide a helluva kick. 

In January, Malawi banned the drink following tests conducted at its drug quality control laboratory after safety concerns were raised in Zambia and Uganda. 

And on March 20, 2019, Zambia too banned the beverage. 

The country also suspended the production of the drink until the manufacturer, Revin Zambia Ltd can ensure that they don’t give an entire country raging hard-ons again. 

Needless to say, the Natural Power Energy Drink SX "is very popular among Zambian men" – these fellows will now have to get their "boost” from another source.

Hmmm, I just found out that a song by Lady Gaga (left), ‘Judas’ was on an “offensive lyrics” list that was presented to the Singapore parliament in the socially-conservative city-state as part of a statement by their home minister on hate speech. 

Monday’s announcement came nearly a month after Swedish black metal group Watain’s concert was banned in the country on concerns about their history of “denigrating religions and promoting violence”. 

Singapore keeps a tight rein on public speech and the media, especially when it comes to race and religion. 

A photo of the said ministerial declaration on “restricting hate speech” had been posted on Facebook by opposition MP Chen Show Mao on Monday with the caption “lesson of the day”, and it had been shared more than 1,000 times and received hundreds of comments by Tuesday afternoon.

K Shanmugam (right), Singapore’s home affairs minister, said yesterday – also on Facebook – that he gave the list as an illustration of things people may find offensive. 

“Doesn’t mean that it can all get banned, just because some people find it offensive”, he clarified. 

Other songs on that playlist included ‘God is a woman’ by Ariana Grande, ‘Heresy’ by Nine Inch Nails and ‘Take me to the Church’ by Hozier.

In a speech on Monday, Shanmugam who is also the law minister had said the government’s approach has to be guided by common sense. He added either banning everything that is deemed insulting or offensive by anyone, or allowing everything that is insulting or offensive, was not doable. 

The statement came on a day Singapore submitted wide-ranging fake news legislation in parliament, ringing alarm that it may give the government too much power and hinder freedom of speech.

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