Firmly Believes Pfizer Shot Load of Viagra in Water Supply
“There were babies everywhere,” according to one citizen, recalling of the early days of a Pfizer Viagra production facility in a small Irish town, which residents think may have been responsible for the mini-baby-boom.
Residents of Ringaskiddy reacted with amusement to the news that Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, will be made available over the counter in Britain.
Ringaskiddy has been producing Viagra since circa 1998, leading to local residents claiming, “Viagra is in the air.” The town, which is referred to as a “modern deepwater ferryport,” is home to no more than 200 people.
“One whiff and you’re stiff,” Debbie O’Grady told the Sunday Times while serving drinks at the town’s Ferry Boat Inn.
“We’ve been getting the love fumes for years now for free,” said Debbie’s mother, Sadie, referring to the smoke billowing out of a chimney at the Pfizer factory. “I’m a flirtatious woman, a lot of us are round here.”
“It’s amazing the number of people who come to this village, perhaps out of curiosity, and then never leave,” Sadie added. “They settle down here. As they say, there’s something in the air — not that we need it, of course. But for some fellas with problems in that department, it can be a blessing.”
“There were women having babies all the time, there were babies everywhere,” Rita Rimington told the Sunday Times. “It’s the last thing that dies in a man.”
One resident claimed the town’s water contained Viagra.
“I think that Viagra must have got into the water supply,” said Fiona Toomey. “I’m convinced that’s what happened at the very beginning before they were so closely regulated.”
“Even the dogs here have been known to walk around in a state of sexual excitement,” Toomey added.
According to a Pfizer spokeswoman, the claim that “Viagra is in the air” is little more than a myth.
“Our manufacturing processes have always been highly sophisticated as well as highly regulated,” she told the Sunday Times.
At least Ireland has one thing going for it.