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Old 08-05-2012, 11:03 AM   #32
houghtam
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As some of you know, I went to Germany 8 years ago to serve as a translator for my brother's back surgery. They did a dual-level replacement of a couple of his discs in his lower back. The surgeon was telling us that the design of the discs allowed for 20% more lateral mobility and something like 40% more "twist" ability, whatever that's called. Basically you're able to twist the discs an additional 20 degrees in either direction.

Anyway, I asked him what's to stop a millionaire athlete from just having all his discs replaced to give him more mobility and make him a better athlete?

Hey, did you guys know that the German word for "idiot" is "idiot"?
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