The Great Watermelon Debate of 2007 led to quite a bit of controversy in the Sooner State. That was the year when the state senate declared the watermelon as Oklahoma's official state vegetable. That didn't set well folks who considered the melon a fruit.

Well, brace yourselves, folks, because it turns out the watermelon may very well be an aphrodisiac! Researchers at Texas A&M say watermelon contains ingrediants that produce Viagra-like effects to ahem particular parts of one's body.

I'm sure the oyster industry must be shaking in their shucks.

"We've always known that watermelon is good for you, but the list of its very important healthful benefits grows longer with each study," said Bhimu Patil, director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center, in a news release from the university.

Down in Dixie, we've been aware of the watermelon's charms for quite some time --- as evidenced by Tracy Byrd's classic country music tune, "Watermelon Crawl."

Watermelon and some other fruits and vegetables contain phyto-nutrients, including lycopene, beta carotene and citrulline, which are compounds that produce healthy reactions in the body, Patil said.

For you folks in Bald Knob, Arkansas --- that means watermelons will make you horny.
So Ladies, don't be surprised if your husband asks for a second helping of watermelon at the annual Fourth of July picnic. God bless the love melon and God bless America!