I had a flash of inspiration this morning. A story about the All-Star game came on the radio and got me thinking.

I’ve always been annoyed when people, often athletes, say “I gave it one-hundred and ten percent,” or something along those lines. Now, there are plenty of times when percentages over 100 make sense, but—by definition—your best is 100%. Unless . . . That’s it! The athletes are giving one-hundred and ten percent of their natural ability. They are admitting to doping. Their apparent abuse of basic math is really a veiled admission to using performance-enhancing drugs. The extra ten percent is the drugs!