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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.


Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 9 years
Poker is kind of geeky. Have you ever seen the WSOP final table? Could very well be a D&D game. It's tons of fun, though! Meh on the Lil' Wayne. There's way better quality pump-me-up music out there. My big pre-competition song is "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen, though, so I don't know how much weight my opinion carries.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Cool post!!!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Fun post. Michael Phelps is such a talented swimmer however he also seems quite down to earth.
em1282 em1282 9 years
OK, cool with the Jay-Z, Em, and Outkast, but Lil' Wayne? Yeesh. ;)
fjaril fjaril 9 years
He looks like Sylar from heroes.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
This is the best press Lil Wayne has gotten.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i loved how they analyzed his build during the olympics to show how he is perfectly made to be a swimmer. it was very geeky with the science and all. i loved it!
caryatid caryatid 9 years
yeah, i don't really consider poker 'geeky'. or rap. =)
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 9 years
He is so awkward looking...from the neck up.
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