This Gene Lets Doping Athletes Pass Pee-in-the-Cup Steroid Tests

Some people are just naturally good at cheating. That is, they're born with a gene that allows them to take steroids, but pass traditional tests—without any of the designer masking agents that many athletes have turned to. And in a lot of leagues, that's as good as a license to dope your brains out. » 8/26/13 12:00pm 8/26/13 12:00pm

Sci-Fi Legend Arthur C. Clarke's 1986 Predictions for Future Baseball

In 1986, legendary science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke wrote a book that explored what the world might look like in the year 2019. Titled July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century, the book has predictions about everything from transportation to sex. But it's his predictions about sports of the future that may raise… » 7/23/13 4:03pm 7/23/13 4:03pm

Guy Tries to Buy Toy Poodles, Gets Fluffy, Steroid-Pumped Giant Ferrets…

Man's best friend doesn't come cheap these days, so you can imagine how excited a retired Argentinian man was to find double the companionship at a fraction of the cost: two adorable toy poodles—just itching to snuggle, crawl, and slobber all over you—for a mere $150. And by toy poodles, of course, we're referring to… » 4/08/13 2:40pm 4/08/13 2:40pm

Nike SPARQ Parachute Makes You Run Faster, Eventually

The Nike SPARQ Parachute is designed to create drag "to force athletes to push themselves harder to achieve speed" and look like a moron in Central Park. Why would I want more drag as I'm already dragging my feet to the coffee shop to have a cafe au lait, two croissants and one brioche with chocolate nuggets is beyond… » 1/31/08 11:50am 1/31/08 11:50am