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Knockoff News 52

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

And for certain exotic purchases, the Economist reports that DNA testing can now be used to separate real from fake.  For some, this must be quite a relief.

Vivienne Westwood seal penis earrings

Frankly, though, we prefer our authenticated aphrodisiacs in more familiar form, say gemstones or precious metals -- and with all due respect to Dame Vivienne, perhaps in more discreet shapes as well.