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Old 11-30-08, 06:39 PM   #1
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Born To Ride?

Genetic testing company claims it can tell you what sport you were born to.
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Old 12-01-08, 06:31 PM   #2
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Expensive rubbish, largely.

"Mr. Smith, our test show that you have one of several genes which express themselves through endurance events. This means that you should be a cyclist."

"What about distance running?"

"Ah, yes, that too"

Or swimming?

"Ah, yes, that too"

Or race walking?

Ah yes...

Or high altitude climbing?

Etc., etc.

There are much easier and cheaper ways to test potential
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Old 12-01-08, 08:47 PM   #3
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Could I just send them some money instead of blood or scrapings from my inner cheek (of the mouth) or whatever? They could just email me the info as soon as I give them a credit card number.
Boy, I can hardly wait!
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Old 12-02-08, 11:58 AM   #4
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Rubbish indeed.
Made for super-competitive yet insecure parents with lots of extra money to throw around.
After all, what kind of parent wants to be embarrassed by their child underachieving in a sport of the parent's choosing.
The horror.
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Old 12-02-08, 12:15 PM   #5
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can they guess my weight too?... and if they guess wrong do I get to choose anything from the second shelf?
There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.
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