During the WWII there was widely spread rumors circulating among the servicemen in Finland that the army was adding bromine
to their food. That was called a "brake", "braking" the men, making their sexual lust to disappear thus making it easier for them to stay in service, away from wives and girlfriends. At least people thought bromine would do this.
Now, some 65+ years after the war, two Finnish veterans were sitting on a park bench in Finland, talking about the subject.
- "Do you remember those stories about army adding bromine to our food during the war?"
- "Yes, why do you ask?"
- "I think the story is true. It's just that it seems it did not work as they wanted, it did not work immediately but after some time."
- "You got any evidence?"
- "Yes. I've noticed lately my wife does not excite me anymore sexually."