9 Disgusting Things Athletes Have Tried to Get a Performance Edge

Nine gross and dangerous (not to mention ineffective) practices that prove some misguided athletes will try anything to win.

Eating Testicles

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Eating Testicles

In a practice dating back to ancient times, some athletes eat animal testicles raw, believing it provides them with additional testosterone. Olympic historian Martin Polley told Reuters the practice was "probably also seen as a sign of masculinity."

Although there's nothing necessarily risky about eating Rocky Mountain oysters, it's still … well … yucky. Let's just leave it at that.


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