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Finally, researchers have discovered that Viagra can save endangered species. This is no joke – check wire services on Internet. In fact, a paper published recently by researchers at University of Alaska and University of New South Wales reveals that trade in exotic body parts used as aphrodisiacs has fallen dramatically since Viagra hit market.
Rhinos love this, because poachers had made them almost extinct, killing them for horn, so sought-after by lovelorn, and leaving carcass behind. Reindeer feel more secure about their antlers now, too, since velvet coverings are in less demand. And you may already have noticed fewer seals walking around town with their legs crossed, as price for their private parts has fallen 72 percent.
Others who are thrilled about this great scientific discovery include sea horses, pipefish, elk and ever beloved sea cucumber. I am still not sure whether that last one is a joke.
So, is Viagra butt of countless jokes or scourge of Internet? If you look for silver linings, it is neither. It is savior of endangered species. Now that I've helped clear that up for you, what else do you deride? What else upsets you? Can you find a silver lining? I'm sure you can. If Viagra is a good thing, can there be anything bad?
David Leonhardt is the Happy Guy, author of "Climb your Stairway to Heaven: the 9 habits of maximum happiness at http://www.TheHappyGuy.com/happiness-self-help-book.html. Visit him at http://www.TheHappyGuy.com.