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  1. AsapSCIENCE Explains the Diet of Olympic Athletes

    Daily AsapSCIENCE vids are our favorite thing about the Olympics.

    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. Can Music Improve Athletic Performance? AsapSCIENCE Explains [Video]

    So that's why the Pacific Rim theme song makes me run faster.

    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. 15 Female Athletes You Should Know At the Sochi Olympics

    Power Grid

    The opening ceremony doesn't take place until tomorrow, but sporting events at the 2014 Sochi Olympics start today. And you know what that means for us nerds: The beginning of the only time when a lot of us, myself included, ever give a flip about anything sports-related. I will fully admit to being pretty damn sports-clueless. But I've bitten the bullet, taken advantage of my research skills, and compiled this list female athletes that you, my nerdy brethren, should keep an eye on at Sochi. We feel it's important to acknowledge and appreciate the women who have worked so hard to reach the pinnacle of their chosen sports, but while we cheer for their potential and their victories, we should remember that they stand in contrast to the many Russian citizens in crisis as their government turns a blind eye to widespread violent acts against he LGBTQ community there. Here, then, are 15 ladies you should keep an eye on until the Olympics end on February 23rd. Then we can go back to only caring about games with the words "video" or "tabletop" in front of them.

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

    Football is the worst kind of ball.

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

    But is it great at boats?

    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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  6. College Athletes Upset Over Chess Billboard, Overreact on Twitter

    Or maybe you could just be proud that your chess team is incredible.

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

    So all those haters really are just jealous.

    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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  8. The United States Government Admits Gamers Are Pro Athletes

    I will make it legal!

    Thanks to Riot Games eSports manager Nick Allen, the United States officially sees gamers as pro athletes. Don't get too excited, this probably doesn't apply to you.

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  9. Paraplegic Woman Wants To Surf, Friend Uses Duct Tape To Make It Happen [VIDEO]

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    We all know duct tape has thousands of uses but I'm not quite sure strapping one of my friends on my back so she can go surfing was one I would have thought of. Thankfully Tyron Swan did, and his friends' mom, Pascale Honore, has benefited greatly from it. Find out more about this surfing duo on Facebook and help support their journey here. (via HyperVocal) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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

    Do you dare to drink a soda with Shaq's face on it? If so, there are now four flavors for you to choose from.

    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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