This excellent experiment comparing oysters and chocolate in terms of sexual arousal comes via megnut. Meg writes a delicious “foodie” blog which is great fun and chock full of reviews and recipes for anyone that enjoys eating.

In the blue corner, oysters, eight dozen of them. Hailing from Puget Sound by way of Wild Edibles in Manhattan … In the red corner, chocolate. From Peru by way of Jacques Torres …

The referee explains the rules. Four couples have been selected to judge this match. They have been selected because they are the only friends of the author who agreed to do it. Strangely, some friends of the author were horrified at the thought of being publicly identified with pseudoscientific sexcapades.

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