The mayor of Mexico City has implemented a great vote-garnering trick leading up to the elections in July by offering free Viagra to poor men over the age of 60. “Everyone has the right to be happy,” said Mayor Marcelo Ebrad. “And a society that doesn’t care for its senior citizens has no dignity.” But this isn’t the first time this scheme has been attempted. Two years ago the mayor of a small Brazilian town began the same program which he called Pinto Alegre (Happy Penis), but the plan kind of backfired when the town experienced a sharp increase in extra-marital affairs as the old men weren’t keen to use their new powers on their old wives. Eventually the plan was modified so that the free stimulants were given out to the wives instead. (New York Times)

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