Researchers at the Institute of Regenerative Research at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed an implant that can transform an impotent rabbit into a rampant buck in less than 60 seconds. Out of every 100 disinterested males treated with this new implant, 83 perk up on sight of a female, and succeed in mating within one minute. Bearing in mind the rate at which rabbits multiply at Cil farm, I can imagine no research project more pointless.
But its not pointless. There are incidental benefits. Professor Antony Atala, the study leader, said the results "suggest that the technology has considerable potential for patients who need penile reconstruction." This article in today's telegraph just appealed to my sense of the ridiculous - but I can see that the technique promises genuine health benefits.
But let's try and think of other potential uses for this scientific breakthrough. For example, could an 'implant' bomb have an offensive military use? Imagine the chaos if an 'implant' scatter bomb was exploded above an enemy city. All our forces would have to do is wait for 60 seconds before just walking in and taking control while 83% of the enemy were otherwise distracted. Any other suggestions (within reason) are welcome.