On the Diane Rehm show today: the story of John Brinkley, inventor of the goat testicle implant.
Rehm's guest, author Pope Brock (the book is Charlatan), said that the inspiration came from a farmer who reportedly told Brinkley that he had "lost his pep" and said that he wished he "had a pair of Billy Goat nuts".
This, according to Brock, was the eureka moment.
Apparently the wife of this same farmer also had a goat-themed operation from Brinkley. The two conceived a son and named him "Billy".
You can't make this stuff up.
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