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New 'Mighty Mouse' Formula Found

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 8 years ago | from the beefy-rodent-overlord dept.

Biotech 200

mystyc writes to tell us that scientists at Johns Hopkins have improved upon their original "mighty mice" discovery. Teamed with the biotech firm MetaMorphix and pharmaceutical company Wyeth, they have found a new agent that interacts with the muscle-limiting protein myostatin that was able to trigger a 60% increase in muscle size after just two weekly injections.

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Gotta love the scroll wheel. (5, Funny)

PopeOptimusPrime (875888) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229702)

Please move this to the Apple section :P

Re:Gotta love the scroll wheel. (1)

WindFish (812433) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229714)

A new Mighty Mouse formula? Could this be a third button?

Gotta hate that crappy mouse. (1, Interesting)

Aqua OS X (458522) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229874)

I wish they would come up with a formula for fixing that POS right click ( which occasionally reads as a left click...errhh), and those lame squeeze buttons that defy ergonomics.

One of the worse mice I've EVER used... second only to the Apple hockey puck.

Re:Gotta hate that crappy mouse. (1, Interesting)

Trillan (597339) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229973)

I used one for a few weeks. At first, I had a lot of problems with left vs. right click. I eventually found out it depended on how I held it. I tried to use it as a two finger mouse, I ran into this problem. If I used it as a one or three finger mouse, I never had any problem.

In the end, the only thing I REALLY liked about it -- the scroll nub -- stopped working properly so back it went.

The squeeze buttons were incredibly lame. I bet the mighty mice wouldn't be able to do that click at all.

Re:Gotta love the scroll wheel. (0)

bach37 (602070) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229906)

New 'Mighty Mouse' Formula Found

Yes, but is it wireless?

Re:Gotta love the scroll wheel. (1, Funny)

solios (53048) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229954)

More importantly, does it run linux?

Re:Gotta love the scroll wheel. (1)

Poltras (680608) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230051)

As long as it can make coffee, I don't care what it runs.

Re:Gotta love the scroll wheel. (1)

phatmonkey (873256) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230045)

Prepare for an Apple lawsuit...

I dunno ... (2, Insightful)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229704)

think I'll wait 'til they work the bugs out before I go for my injections.

Re:I dunno ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229746)

This is getting absurd. How much more can we do to these mice?

Who is really going to inherit the earth? ... Probably ageless, super intelligent, beefy mice who breathe fire and raid your checking account.

Re:I dunno ... (2, Funny)

Drooling Iguana (61479) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230007)

We've been helping them along for years, through our use of baited traps that serve only to provide pressure for mice to evolve increased intelligence and manual dexterity in order to remove the cheese without springing the trap. I'd say it's only a matter of time before they discover fire and split the atom.

Re:I dunno ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229786)

I thought all geeks took steroids anyways. How else would they be able to lift their 100 kg mercury/water cooled cases? It's not like they have much use for their testes anyways. And the increased acne problem: well, it's all relative.

No miracle pill here (4, Informative)

Valdrax (32670) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229987)

Well the number one through three issues I can think of is whether or not it increases tendon and ligament strength. I'm pretty sure if all it does is block myostatin that it doesn't do either. If not, then you run the risk of having muscles way too strong for your joints.

Of course you run this same risk if you leap right into weight lifting with low-rep, heavy-weight work without spending the time to strengthen these joints with high-rep, low-weight work first.

On the other hand, since this almost certainly does nothing for neuromuscular response, you'll also end up with a lot of large but mostly useless muscle mass that's untappable for you.

In other words, don't expect this to substitute for working out for anyone who's not trying to stave off the decay of their existing muscles.

Re:No miracle pill here (3, Interesting)

MikeURL (890801) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230046)

You're partially right. You're assuming that someone taking this drug would try to move mountains in the gym. If a person simply wanted to increase their lean body mass and did not also try to push their limit strength up then this could work rather well. Some people have wondered out loud if the elite bodybuilders have some form of defect in this gene that makes them baloon up so easily. I don't know if there is anything to that but anecdotal reports suggest that these guys often, lb for lb, move much less weight than considerably smaller powerlifers.

No Problemo? (1)

imstanny (722685) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230269)

If you don't have myostatin, you'll have serious problems; Body builders are found to screte less of this, and are able to build muscle much more impressively than the average joe.

Removing myostatin from the body may cause more profund effects like having an enlarged heart; I dont know if any of you recall this, but there was an article on a 'super baby', a child that has no mystatin production (both his parents were freakishly strong as well). He's about 4x as strong as children his size, but doctors warned that he may have serious problems with his heart also growing uncontrollably.

Re:No miracle pill here (1)

Fei_Id (937827) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230198)

Well the strength isnt going to increase without some activity, but one would presume that an average individual would at least have been working out in the gym for several years before even contemplating it.

Ligaments grow in response to strength and size gains. If your average, weak, slashdotter geek; who weighs 120lbs, has 9 inch biceps and cant bench or squat 95lbs used the stuff; yeah they would overload their system pretty quickly and lead to some pretty bad injuries.

Rotator Cuff injuries come to mind. Many real gym-buffs have stretch marks from their youth when they began working out; especially under the Deltoids. Usually occurs right above the armpit; where the pectoralis major attaches to the upper arm bone. The shoulder-area (especially front delt and pecs) are usually one of the quickest to grow when first starting out; and I'd bet the muscle would grow large (relatively) quite quickly.

Of course, to counter these arguments... there are several bodybuilders who have documented (some presumed) genetic mutations to where they have a much lower amount of Myostatin in their system than the average mesomorph somatype. Frank Zane comes to mind... the guy could grow just by looking at weight equipment.

I agree with your assessment though. Most average Americans would use it, and not workout, and not eat right and they'd gain a bunch of extra muscle mass; for which they'd have to eat more for, and would be overloaded to instantly have to carry it all around.

Mighty Mouse Theme (2, Funny)

DiGG3r (824623) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229706)

Here I Come to Save the Day!!

Re:Mighty Mouse Theme (4, Funny)

Class Act Dynamo (802223) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229947)

Dear Mr. Mouse,

I am writing in regards to your inquiry about compensation for your recent affliction of horrible cancers. I am afraid we must reject any request for compensation. If you will refer back to the release you signed before submitting to our experiments, you will find that you stated that you understood all the risks and possible side effects of the injection and would not hold Johns Hopkins responsible for any adverse effects. In summary, I am sorry about your sickness; and I hope you can see that while this injection will eventually bring about your untimely death, you were able to dispense some mouse justice prior to your illness.

Sincerely yours,

G. Figley Whitesides
Attorney at Law

Investigation... (5, Funny)

daddyrief (910385) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229710)

Congress better look into this. If baseball players can't do this, mice shouldn't be able to either.

Re:Investigation... (1)

saskboy (600063) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230008)

I predict a new player for the Los Angeles Angels of Annahiem will be playing soon. The helmet will have trouble fitting over his big black round ears.

Re:Investigation... (2, Funny)

Quiky (937831) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230058)

They said MIGHTY, not MICKEY.

Love Muscle (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230313)

How does this effect the love muscle?

Mighty Mouse Formula = (1)

damned_mediocrity (923503) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229713)

it has two buttons.

FIRST POST (-1, Offtopic)

killa62 (828317) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229715)

First Apple will sue post.
First 60% increase in muscle size spam e-mail post.

First postttt! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229719)

Fuck you nigger bitches!

might mouse, eh? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229722)

i wonder what apple has to say about this

All I can say is.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229723)

%Take me out to the ball game%

MLB (2, Funny)

whoop (194) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229724)

Wonder how many baseball players read slashdot?

Re:MLB (4, Funny)

IdleTime (561841) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229745)

They can read???

Re:MLB (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230166)

LOL DUMB JOCKS LOLOLOL

Re:MLB (1)

HermanAB (661181) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230303)

The coach can read and write The pitcher can read or write The batsmen knows someone who can read or write

Re:MLB (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229761)

I wonder how many baseball players can read.

Re:MLB (3, Funny)

Hey Pope Felcher . . (921019) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229816)

. . . I am a baseball player and I take persenal ofense at this slur on us. just cause we can run and not fall other and dont wear glas's does not meen we dont have the intelligense to read and learn and become an actif member of the geek crowd.[br][br]Your just another hater. keep reading them books and see how many women you can get buzy with.

Re:MLB (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229833)

keep reading them books and see how many women you can get buzy with.

Funny that you mention that, I was busy with your mom last night. I was reading "How to Find a Cheap Filthy Crackwhore."

Your intermediate school just called (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229908)

They want their joke back.

mod parent FUNNY (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230037)

It's a joke guys. Wake up!

NFL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229766)

Barry Bonds is not as big as Dante Culpepper.

Hell, Mark McGwire isn't as big as Dante Culpepper.

Re:MLB (2, Funny)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229797)

I wonder if the governor of California reads slashdot.

And then there's all the spam - "Proven formula. mix this new M1GHT7 M0U53 formula with V14GR4 and really amaze her! 60% larger."

Re:MLB (1)

tuomoks (246421) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229821)

Can't resist - I hope none ! Or we will see even more fat ( and slow ) players scratching their other enlarged organs on the field. No - I'm not a baseball fan, not even in sports, but I like actions if it is the right kind like tactical skills, speed, even strength and endurance. Scratching your body parts and spitting are not my favorites, different people, different tastes maybe?

new market? (4, Insightful)

mr_stinky_britches (926212) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229742)

So will this only be used for already sick people, or are we going to have to test for it in sports in the next decade?

Re:new market? (2, Funny)

mr_stinky_britches (926212) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229777)

i was asking a serious question :\ why did this get modded funny?

Athletes... nature's willing guinea pigs. (4, Insightful)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229898)

are we going to have to test for it in sports in the next decade?

Decade? I give it months.

Re:Athletes... nature's willing guinea pigs. (2, Insightful)

chemisus (920383) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229988)

months?

nah, id give it... how long did the article say the forumla takes? 2 weeks?

just take a picture of baseball players now, and compare it in 2 weeks. im sure a 66% increase in muscles would be quite noticable.

Re:Athletes... nature's willing guinea pigs. (2, Insightful)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229998)

Spammers will be updating their "mighty muscle" emails within days!

Re:Athletes... nature's willing guinea pigs. (1)

Alpha_Traveller (685367) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230066)

....and it'll only be a matter of days before John McCain is standing at the door of major league baseball banging his shoe on the door to demand entry so he can investigate personally the stench of corruption these mighty-mice drugs have caused in our holy sport of baseball...

Re:new market? (1)

Gibsnag (885901) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230028)

There was a bit in New Scientist saying that tests for this as well as gene therapy are already in development.

If the drug is 'safe' then I don't see any reason for it not to be available, under whatever regulation (if any) steroids have.

Re:new market? (2, Funny)

Ubaid (920694) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230220)

In other news:

Johns Hopkins Wrestling Team wins national championships.

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Re:PHP: CREATED BY FAG JEWS, LOVED BY DIRTY NEGERO (0, Flamebait)

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This whole crazy nazi racism shit's starting to get annoying. It's increasing more and more over the last few weeks. Isn't there some mechanism that can be put in place to make it go away?

Re:PHP: CREATED BY FAG JEWS, LOVED BY DIRTY NEGERO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230193)

"This whole crazy nazi racism shit's starting to get annoying."

Yeah, and just think how annoying it was to Jews living in Germany back in the 1930s.

Re:PHP: CREATED BY FAG JEWS, LOVED BY DIRTY NEGERO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230259)

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What happened to the heart? (4, Interesting)

BerntB (584621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229752)

Increased heart size is dangerous, right? This increase all muscles, so...

What are the effects on the heart?

Re:What happened to the heart? (0, Redundant)

jzeejunk (878194) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229800)

u r being too paranoid. why can't think of the effects on your penis. But then there's no use of it being a slashdotter, oh well...

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Re:What happened to the heart? (1)

catmistake (814204) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229840)

Not to say this isn't bad for the heart (how the fuck would I know?), but the problem with the oversized heart isn't really its being oversized... but rather that the chambers of the heart get too small.

Re:What happened to the heart? (1)

zbyte64 (720193) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229929)

Aye, I know in some athletes they have a problem with one of the chamber wall muscles getting to bit which decreases the size of the chamber. The only treatment I know for this is where they do a "controlled" heart attack. Basically they inject some alchohol in the muscle tissues and the whole process ends up getting rid of excess muscle tissue.
But hey, I'm sure enlarged heart muscles are the least of concern with some people who really have next to no muscle mass...

Re:What happened to the heart? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230175)

Not true. The problem with having an increased heart (as happens in chronic high blood pressure) is not that the chambers of the heart get too small but rather in providing the blood supply necessary to feed the increased muscle mass. Most of the heart works by getting nutrients from diffusion of 02 and such through the cells themselves. Put those cells too far away from each other and you get problems. ie, ischemia. ie, heart attack.

Re:What happened to the heart? (2, Funny)

Laebshade (643478) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229937)

but.. but... it worked for the Grinch!

Re:What happened to the heart? (3, Informative)

inputsprocket (585963) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230006)

It only affects striated muscle. Heart muscle is smooth and so is unaffected.

Wrong (4, Informative)

Seoulstriker (748895) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230228)

Heart muscle is also striated. However, the cardiac myocytes are not multi-nucleated and the pattern is more zig-zaggy. Nevertheless, if the cardiac myocytes were not striated, the muscle just wouldn't have enough force to contract and propel blood through the chambers and the peripheral vasculature.

I'm still waiting on the published research...

Re:What happened to the heart? (1)

HermanAB (661181) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230326)

In rugby players, the muscle growth dangerously increases pressure inside the skull...

Obligatory... (-1, Redundant)

SeaFox (739806) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229760)

I, for one, welcome our new version 2.0 strength-enhanced rodent overlords.

Re:Obligatory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229837)

Score:1, Rodentant

rip andy kauffman (1)

elvezZzZ (935966) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229763)

hereeeee i come to save the day!!!

I, for one... (-1, Redundant)

yfkar (866011) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229775)

I, for one, welcome our 60% bigger rodent overlords. Seriously though, wonder how long it takes until they develop something like this for humans?

Give some to the depressed hamsters? (4, Funny)

pedantic bore (740196) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229780)

Wait, let me patent that idea, first.

Keeping Score (5, Funny)

Nerdposeur (910128) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229791)

So, for the obligatory recap, we're looking forward to: Mice that are really strong, don't age (http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/ 18/2133229&tid=214&tid=14 [slashdot.org] ), can regrow damaged limbs (http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/ 01/0035245&tid=99&tid=14 [slashdot.org] ), and have no fear (http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/ 18/0644240&tid=191&tid=14 [slashdot.org] ).

I, for one, am investing in explosive mousetraps.

I for one, (1)

Philomathie (937829) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229880)

I for one welcome our new fearless, super strong, immortal mice overlords.

Re:Keeping Score (4, Funny)

ViX44 (893232) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229881)

They regenerate, and you want to blow them into pieces? Cut up some starfish while you're at it.

The End of Roadkill (3, Funny)

dogwelder99 (896835) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230015)

Pretty soon, running over rodents on the street will just make them mad enough to chase you down and fight back. Better invest in a Hummer.

Re:Keeping Score (3, Funny)

penguinoid (724646) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230071)

Don't forget about piloting millitary airplanes [slashdot.org] . Screw better mousetraps -- I need a anti-rat missiles.

Won't work! (1)

Spy der Mann (805235) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230249)

Have you forgotten that mice can pilot airplanes [slashdot.org] , too? What we need, is transgenic cats! :P

captain america (1)

minus_273 (174041) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229827)

is this the beginning of Super Soldier Serum?

Don't be rediculous (1)

noamsml (868075) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230266)

Everyone knows that Batman it better.

Sounds to me Like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229867)

IMHO this sounds exactly like farcry...

Abstract / free full paper link (5, Informative)

Frangible (881728) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229885)

ABSTRACT: Myostatin is a secreted protein that normally functions as a negative regulator of muscle growth. Agents capable of blocking the myostatin signaling pathway could have important applications for treating human muscle degenerative diseases as well as for enhancing livestock production. Here we describe a potent myostatin inhibitor, a soluble form of the activin type IIB receptor (ACVR2B), which can cause dramatic increases in muscle mass (up to 60% in 2 weeks) when injected into wild-type mice. Furthermore, we show that the effect of the soluble receptor is attenuated but not eliminated in Mstn(-/-) mice, suggesting that at least one other ligand in addition to myostatin normally functions to limit muscle growth. Finally, we provide genetic evidence that these ligands signal through both activin type II receptors, ACVR2 and ACVR2B, to regulate muscle growth in vivo.

Full journal article (PDF) [pnas.org]

normal people (5, Interesting)

rayde (738949) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229935)

so my question is this... if something like this is proven to be safe in humans, allowing large increases in muscle growth, will it ever be available to the public? if not... why not?

Steroids have long been banned in sports because they can have catastrauphic side-effects, and pro atheletes are often seen as role models. however, if a product came out that could dramatically strengthen humans, without nasty side-effects, for what reason shouldn't the average person be able to go out and in two weeks have significantly larger muscles? should it be regulated? and if so, why?

there are ethical implications here... the haves vs. the have-nots... those who can afford to increase their muscle mass using the products would perhaps become a superior segment of the human race. imagine a scenario where western countries and their super-citizens gain a distinct physical advantage over the less wealthy countries.

yet think of the productivity gains that would be possible in manufacturing, construction, or other physically intensive occupations. strengthening your workers could bring huge advantages.

it's a very interesting issue, i'm sure one that we'll see popping up again in the future.

Re:normal people (3, Interesting)

TheTerrorized (779893) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229980)

AFAIK, the FDA does not approve drugs that improve regular people, just drugs that can fix problems already there. Many college students take ritalin to allow them to focus with low side-effects but they still cannot get it without a prescription.

Re:normal people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230137)

Ritalin is considered to have a high potential for abuse and addiction, so perhaps it isn't the best example.

Re:normal people (1)

Cirvam (216911) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230031)

I think the reason most steroids are banned in sports are because it offers an unfair competitive edge, i.e. what if you couldn't take steroids you wouldn't have a chance in the world then. But if this is a natraul substance I have to wonder how they can detect it, much like I don't think they can detect blood doping.

Re:normal people (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230105)

those who can afford to increase their muscle mass using the products would perhaps become a superior segment of the human race.

What the hell are you babbling about. I don't see the "Body Builder Party" coming into power in any country.

Re:normal people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230141)

Arnold Schwartzenager? Jessie Ventura? For God's sake, Americans were dumb enough to re-elect Bush; there's no telling who they'll put in power next

Great Stocking Stuffer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14229951)

Now about that "love muscle"...

Whoa (1)

DrMrLordX (559371) | more than 8 years ago | (#14229964)

I wonder how Fatmouse [fatmouse.tk] feels about this? This technology must be kept out of the paws of Baron Von Bloatenkat!

The next Arnold Schwarzenegger (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230038)

Does this mean the next Arnold Schwarzenegger-like "star" will start filming his first action blockbuster three weeks from the day human test trials of this discovery begins?

3rd Leg (2, Funny)

PokerAndroid (928780) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230041)

Does it work on that all important muscle....the 3rd leg?

Forget mice, give me cows (1)

penguinoid (724646) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230052)

I, for one, hope that they can use this to great effect to feed us cow-eating folk. Mmm, ultra-large spare ribs.

Re:Forget mice, give me cows (1)

MarkTina (611072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230083)

Would you be the slaughterhouse working brave enough to step into the enclosure of a supercow ? ;-)

Re:Forget mice, give me cows (1)

Mprx (82435) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230104)

For a preview of what this will look like, look at the breed of cattle with mutant myostatin gene, the Belgian Blue. They have enormous muscles, but they are not popular because the fetus cows grow too big for natural birth, so all of them have to be born by caesarean section. An injectable myostatin blocker avoids this problem, so I predict this will soon become very important in meat farming.

Re:Forget mice, give me cows (1)

nacturation (646836) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230167)

... the fetus cows grow too big for natural birth, so all of them have to be born by caesarean section. An injectable myostatin blocker avoids this problem...

Myostatin is what limits muscle growth, so if having smaller muscles avoids the birth problem you'd want to inject myostatin, not a blocker.
 

Re:Forget mice, give me cows (1)

Mprx (82435) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230218)

The point being that it's not genetic, so you can inject them after they are born and not inject the pregnant cows.

I know it's funny... (3, Interesting)

Cherita Chen (936355) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230084)

I know the title of this article is kind of funny, and there are a lot of funny posts on this thread, however; if you are interested in learning a little more about this, and wish to see a different perspective on the issue (such as practical appliactions, etc...) Check out the following link.

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6065 [newscientist.com]

Seeing that the source for the main article is currently ./'d, you should have time to have a gander :-)

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230107)

lol, now sports players wont have to take steroids (1)

Zantetsuken (935350) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230108)

In todays class, we're going to learn how to say "Steroids" or "Incredible Hulk", OK little kids?

lol, now sports players wont have to take steroids...

HS flashbacks... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14230110)

>: You gonna eat all that cheese? ...Pip...squeek









//reassumes the fetal position

It's Overdone, But... (1)

JohnPerkins (243021) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230148)

I for one welcome our fearless, near-immortal, super-strong rodent overlords.

but.... (1)

jdumps (931324) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230172)

Most importantly, does it come a cream?

Don't let . . . (1)

snStarter (212765) | more than 8 years ago | (#14230281)

Barry Bonds find out.

Oh, wait, too late. He's shooting up even as we speak.

101 homers next year.

Sigh
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