Here’s a headline Stalker never thought he’d read: “Cow urine soft drink is flavour of the month”.
Dear reader you would be forgiven for thinking that Stalker is taking the p*ss, but rest assured that is not the case. A Hindu organisation in India is planning to launch a new soft drink made from cow's urine.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), or National Volunteer Corps, said the bovine beverage is undergoing laboratory tests for the next two to three months but did not give a specific date for its commercial release.
The flavour is not yet known, but the RSS said the liquid produced by Hinduism's revered holy cows is being mixed with products such as aloe vera and gooseberry to fight diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
'Cow urine offers a cure for around 70 to 80 incurable diseases like diabetes. All are curable by cow urine,' Om Prakash, the head of the RSS Cow Protection Department, told news agency Reuters.
Mr Prakash, who is based in Hardwar - one of four holy Hindu cities on the river Ganges where the world's largest religious gathering takes place - said the product will be sold nationwide but did not rule out international success.
Roll up roll up, any one for a pint? Stalker is more inclined to believe all the curative powers that are claimed for mushrooms, than those for the cow’s urine - they would be more palatable at the very least.