Flemish men are much more potent now than they were 15 years ago, according to the latest scientific study. The dramatic improvement started in 1995 - the same year that I arrived in Belgium. However, no statistically significant correlation has been established between these two facts.
On 22 February flandersnews.be reported encouraging new research under the noteworthy headline "Quality of Flemish sperm surges". Ghent University andrologist Frank Comhaire recorded an amazing improvement in the quality of Flemish sperm. Prof. Comhaire says that since the low point in 1992, the mobility of sperm has increased by an amazing seventy percent.
Prof. Comhaire looked at the relationship between sperm quality and birth figures on the one hand and the presence of heavy metals, dioxins, pesticides and other chemical pollutants in the environment on the other. His team established a clear link between a drastic reduction in dioxin emissions and improved sperm quality.
In other news, Belgian underwear sales are buoyant, with strong growth in all areas.
* Apparently an andrologist is a medical expert focusing on diseases in men, especially those of the reproductive organs. Obviously I wouldn't know myself.