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  1. Science

    AsapSCIENCE Explains the Diet of Olympic Athletes

    What should Olympic athletes eat? What do Olympic athletes eat? As part of their daily series of Olympic videos, AsapSCIENCE tackles the question of Olympic diet, and how it changes from athlete to athlete and sport to sport. Sports aren't really our thing, but we sure do love science and food.

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  2. Science

    Can Music Improve Athletic Performance? AsapSCIENCE Explains [Video]

    In honor of the Olympics, AsapSCIENCE has been putting out more interesting videos than usual, and we totally love them for it. Not as much as we love jamming out to some hardcore tunes while we're working out, though. Good think AsapSCIENCE is here to tell us why that is in the first place.

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  3. Entertainment

    Here’s How to Watch Today’s Super Bowl Commercials Without Watching the Dumb Super Bowl

    You may have noticed a common thread in today's Geekosystem posts. That thread, of course, is that football is boring. That's because it is. Commercials that air during the Super Bowl tend to be pretty good, and for years we've had to suffer through football to see them. No more. Here's how to watch just the commercials.

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  4. Science

    Hawk-Eye,The Line-Calling Sports Camera, Might Not Be As Accurate As We All Thought

    Today we learned two things: one, that the device used to make  line-calls in tennis is very appropriately called "Hawk-Eye." Two, it's probably made a whole bunch of bad calls that we weren't aware of until just now. Whoops. Sorry, Barton. How 'bout we give you, like, an extra ten seconds of screen time in Avengers 2 to make up for it?

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  5. Weird

    College Athletes Upset Over Chess Billboard, Overreact on Twitter

    A group of college students at Webster University in Missouri had their feelings hurt because a billboard advertising the school focuses on two members of the chess team dressed as if they're about to play a more physical game. Grumpy student athletes took to Twitter to vent their feelings and the results make for a bizarre and interesting read.

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  6. Science

    Schadenfreude Found To Be Biological In Nature, Linked To Feelings Of Envy

    What is best in life? According to both Conan the Barbarian and researchers at Princeton University, it's crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, and hearing the lamentation of their women. Or, well, knowing that they have been crushed, at least.

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  7. Weird

    Plucked Directly From Your Dreams, Here’s Soda Shaq, Shaq’s New Line of Soft Drinks

    It probably won't surprise regular readers to learn that we're not huge sports fans here at Geekosystem -- I mean, I am, but I'm barely bringing the average up -- so for us to write with any regularity about a sports icon, that person has to be a) good enough at sports that pretty much everyone on the planet knows their name and b) ludicrously entertaining in all other aspects of his or her life. By this metric, Shaquille O'Neal is the perfect sports star for our site, a fact confirmed by yesterday's announcement that Shaq will be lending his name -- and more importantly, his face -- to a line of cream sodas from Arizona.

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  8. Tech

    Being Popular on Twitter’s More About Yelling Than About Being Right

    This might be hard to believe, but not everyone on Twitter is right all the time. In fact, most of the time they're wrong. I know -- crazy, right? Why would anyone want to listen to someone who's wrong more than they're right? It's all about confidence. A new study shows it's more beneficial for a pundit on Twitter to be confident about what they're saying than to be accurate. Let's all start yelling things confidently on Twitter now.

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  9. Gaming

    Madden Curse Disarmed for This Year, Barry Sanders Chosen for Cover

    To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Madden football franchise, EA asked fans to vote on who would make the cover of the latest game. Apparently, the fear of the Madden Curse was enough to prevent everyone from voting for a player who could end up on their fantasy team, making the choice clear -- Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will grace the cover of Madden 25.

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  10. Tech

    College Football Coach Uses Drone To Get Overhead View of Players, Terrify Other Team

    Adding robots to things is a pretty good way to get my attention. Although I usually don't have any interest in college football, this week a coach at the University of Tennessee wanted an overhead view of his team, so he rented a drone to get it done. It's difficult to tell from the Vine coach Butch Jones posted on Twitter, but I think we've seen this particular drone before.

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  11. Weird

    Detroit Lions Sign YouTube Sensation as Their New Kicker

    We don't typically pay much attention to sports news here at Geekosystem. Our friends at SportsGrid do a great job of covering that stuff, but this is a prime example of worlds colliding. The Detroit Lions just signed YouTube sensation Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland as their new kicker. They'll really clean up this season if the NFL changes its rules to include casually kicking a football with the back of your foot into an open garbage can.

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  12. Science

    Just Add Water: Seattle Seahawks Really Do Play Better at Home in Rain and Snow

    Hailing from Washington, I can happily confirm that yes, as you may have heard, it rains quite a bit there. Somehow, though, we mostly get by just fine. Now, a University of Washington meteorologist has run the numbers to find that our NFL team has not only found ways to live with the rainy, wet conditions that are par for the course in the Northwest -- they actually thrive in them. The playoff bound Seattle Seahawks are more likely to win home games in rain or snow, and not by just a little.

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  13. Weird

    Watch Kids Play “Flaming Fireball” A.K.A. Soccer with a Flaming Coconut [Video]

    Soccer (or football, if you prefer) a global pastime. It only makes sense that, over time, different parts of the world come up with different variations on the game, whether in the form of a new set of rules or maybe -- why the hell are those kids kicking a flaming coconut?!

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  14. Science

    Cooling Glove Works “Better Than Steroids;” Barry Bonds Totally Pissed Off

    Stanford University resarchers may have stumbled on the next wave of performance enhancers for athletes -- a way to cool the core temperature of the whole body with a glove that pulls heat out through the hands. The glove, which has been in trials for years and is getting ready for a commercial debut, uses veins in the hand designed for heat transfer to rapidly cool athletes following workouts, decreasing the time they need to recover and allowing them to get the most our of every moment.

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  15. Weird

    Artificial Stones Apparently Big Deal in Competitive Stone Skimming

    In case you weren't entirely caught up on Obscure Sports Quarterly, stone skimming is not a sport to be taken lightly. There's even been rules against using artificial stones in competitive arenas due to potentially skewing results. But that's all changed with the coming legality of artificial stones. I'm completely serious.

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