I glanced at my stats yesterday, and noticed that I was getting an obscene number of hits from people searching for ‘whizzinator’ or ‘original whizzinator’. For the non-steroid users out there, the whizzinator is a fake penis and reservoir for fooling drug tests. I wrote about it a couple of years ago (and here’s a follow-up entry, on what it’s really like to take a doping test).
But why the sudden explosion of interest in this peculiar product? Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith is under investigation because airport police found several vials of white powder in his luggage. The powder is dried urine, which, as I understand it, gets rehydrated and poured into the Whizzinator. Smith was suspended last season for testing positive for marijuana, which isn’t helping his case.