Feeling randy? On the shelves of your local grocery store you will find a product originally invented as a “cure” for intense sexual desire. The inventor was a minister who was convinced that horniness and masturbation (known then as “venereal excess”, “aching sensibility”, or “carnal exercise”) were the source of many of mankind's (and womankind's) problems. Somehow he got from that notion to the need for a special diet to suppress these feelings and, er, activities.
Ponder that the next time you munch on a graham cracker.
Yup, a graham cracker – invented in 1829 by the Presbyterian minister (and nut case) Sylvester Graham. For the above-mentioned purpose.
Read more about Reverend Graham from Cecil and Barbara.