Scientists at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London are researching the myth that mead is the way to a healthy sex life. Mead is made by fermenting a mixture of honey and water to make an alcoholic liquor.
In Biblical times, newly-weds drank mead nightly for one month after marriage and the result was a bouncing baby nine months later. Mead was believed to have magical properties including the ability to heal wounds and make the drinker immortal.
The researchers are looking for newly-wed volunteers to drink mead every evening for 30 days after they exchange their vows. Researchers are hoping to discover some of the science behind the myth.