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4chan users claim they are drinking onion juice to boost their testosterone.
It's 4chan, so they may just be saying they are doing it. They may be saying it to get the 'Fake News MSM' to report on it for a "Gotcha"" moment of trolling.
They may actually be doing it, who knows? The joke is always tediously, evasively, on us.
Will Sommer, an editor at The Hill who writes a conservative media newsletter, tweeted about a post on the /pol/ board:
4Chan /pol/ users are eating onions in an effort to increase their testosterone, and it's not going well https://t.co/jSX9MD4Oyo — Will Sommer (@Will Sommer)
The post read:
Time and again, science has confirmed that onion and its juice boost testosterone levels — sometimes threefold.
This is wrong. The 4chan user may know this and simply doesn't care.
As Vitals reports, the Jordan University of Science and Technology found that onion juice made male rats copulate faster, but significantly less frequently. While the Islamic Azad University found that onion juice increased the concentration of sperm in male rats.
In both studies the rats didn't drink the juice but had it inserted directly into their stomachs.
Anyway, the faux debate raged on the board as to whether this was a good supplement.
Now the /pol/ users are arguing over whether leftists are tricking them into drinking onion juice as a trap. But so… https://t.co/AaxpBsWji8 — Will Sommer (@Will Sommer)
The 4chan onion debate has now moved on, predictably, to which onion is most white / "least degenerate" https://t.co/EJXKupRkf3 — Will Sommer (@Will Sommer)
It's also to do with Shrek, with which 4chan has an enduring fascination.
You can read the archived thread here, if you want to indulge 14-year-olds with more time to kill than yourself.
For the record, the best way to attain health testosterone levels is to exercise and keep a healthy diet.
Oh, and to stay away from any medical advice given on the 4chan boards.
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