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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Michael Phelps Shares His Geeky Secrets

Geeky Secrets About Michael Phelps

With the 2008 Summer Olympics coming to a close in Beijing yesterday, all eyes were certainly on Olympic gold medal winner (eight times over) Michael Phelps. So we already know that Phelps had a fancy schmancy Speedo suit that made him super slippery and buoyant during races, but what about his tech habits? In this week's issue of People, some tech tidbits about Phelps were revealed! Here are some of my faves:


  • He just taught his mom Debbie how to text message so she can text him from the stands at the games. Although he admits she's still pretty slow and makes lots of spelling mistakes!
  • His iPod has some techno and country music on it, but it's mainly filled with rap. Some of his favorite artists include Jay-z, Eminem, OutKast, and Lil' Wayne.
  • The song he played on his iPod before races during the Olympics was Lil' Wayne's "I'm Me."
  • To help him relax between meets, Phelps would get geeky and play cards (mainly poker) with teammates.

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