Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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antibody building

Competition disease resistance
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Competitors would be subjected to increasingly virulent strains of virus. Those who recover the most quickly and the most completely continue on to the next level of the competition. Like many other extreme sports, competition at a professional level would carry some risk of death, adding to the excitement and allure. I expect you would be able to find sponsorship from makers of health food products and the latest fad for boosting your immune system.
NoOneYouKnow, Oct 08 2005


       Feel the burn.   

       That which does not destroy us, makes us stronger, eh? Very Nietzsche.
Adze, Oct 09 2005

       "Feel the burn." Probably the only safe way to dispose of the eliminated competitors afterwards...
squigbobble, Oct 10 2005

       Do I know you?
RayfordSteele, Oct 11 2005

       Those who finish all levels would be allowed to reproduce. Those caught after the first few rounds would be sterilized.
Cedar Park, Oct 11 2005

       Actually, I think the sterilization part may happen all on its own, win or lose.
NoOneYouKnow, Oct 11 2005

       I think we're all in this game already.
ldischler, Oct 11 2005

       Ha, at first I when I read the title I was thinking about people just emaciating themselves to see how thin they get, but I suppose people are already doing that, eh?   

       Interesting idea, but I agree with [ldischler]
generaltso, Mar 16 2007

       The corporate sponsorship opportunities are plentiful, which is about all it takes these days. Should be hosted by a clone of Richard Dawson ala the Running Man
DeanRadcliffe, Mar 16 2007

       Richard Dawkins could co-host.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 16 2007

       (I must be getting older -- elsewise, *somebody* would have mentioned the Firesign Theatre's "BEAT THE REAPER!" gameshow by now...!)
smendler, Mar 18 2007

       "And what does Carlos win, Johnny?"   

       "Well, Ted, Carlos will have his sperm extracted by the lovely Carol and her team of nurses [hoots and hollers from audience] and he'll be siring children for the first 500 lucky women who call 1-888-EUGENIC right now!! Then for every child who comes to term, Carlos gets $50,000 - for a potential jackpot of 25 MILLION dollars!!"
smendler, Mar 18 2007


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