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by David Covucci on November 4, 2013

The answer is Sildenafil citrate, which is not kangaroo balls. Thankfully, the Chinese have come up with a solution for erectile dysfunction drugs not being made up of dried, powdered roo testes. The solution being make an erecticle dysfuntion drug out of dried, powdered roo testes

Chinese enthusiasm for roo testicles is rooted in traditional medicine theories about libido-boosting, which similarly drive sales of tiger penis potions and rhino horn powder. One seemingly popular “kangaroo essence” virility product explains that male kangaroos typically have 40 female kangaroo sexual partners. “According to the analysis,” reads the product description, “the capability to produce the spermatic fluid of the male kangaroo is twice that of the adult bull.”

And in the most delightful aspect of this story, kangaroo processing factories have what is known as a “denutting machine” (Isn't an erectile dysfunction pill a kind of denutting machine?) that pulls the balls out of the sac. (This is after the kangaroo is dead, I think. It wasn't clarified. If that's not the case, it would explain Roo's high-pitched voice.) 

“We buy a tonne of testicles every month from roo meat processors and put them through my custom-made ‘de-nutting’ machine,” John Kreuger told the Sunday Mail. ”It squeezes out the balls and leaves behind the empty pouch.” 

Oh, that sounds delightful. By the way, kangaroo nuts are not cheap. A bottle of 165 pills costs you $300. That seems like a worthwhile investment. 

[Via Quartz]