Really, really amazing story on a guy who predicts the medal tally for each olympics with stunning accuracy – we’re talking over 85% correct (country, count, type of medal) for each olympics since 2000, including 93% for Beijing last year [via Forbes.com]
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Apparently it’s all been downhill since the “Dan and Dave” ads : Olympic Medalist Dan O’Brien Sets Hopscotch Record
Rumor has it he had sex with the ENTIRE cast, INCLUDING the girl from “Old School” (p.s. click that link)…
Or so says Todd Gallagher in his recent study comparing the winning times of female Olympic athletes in track-and-field events to the times of 15-year-old boys in the same events; and the results are (at the sake of losing my “female readership”) startling! [via SPORTSbyBROOKS]
I know I recommend all of Kanye’s videos on this blog, but I do so for good reason: each and every one is fantastic. Even though it is the SIXTH single to drop from Graduation, Mr. West did not hold back on “Champion,” as, once again, he is able to find the perfect blend for a music video: a hint of social consciousness (setting: the Olympics) and a shitload of style (the video is acted out by freaking muppets). Trust me, this is worth a watch.
President Bush discussing foreign policy at the Olympics in Beijing (Laura Bush not pictured).
A fact to impress your friends with today: the Olympic start gun gives inside runners an edge, since sound from the starter’s gun is known to take longer to reach athletes who start from the outside lanes than their competitors on the inside