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Firsts

Olympics Update: Meredith Vieira Becomes the First Female Host of NBC’s Olympics Coverage

And it only took an eye infection so bad that an anchor became temporarily blind. Bob Costas, NBC’s long time host of their prime time Olympics coverage, has unfortunately come down with a pretty extreme eye infection just in time for the beginning of this year’s games. As long as he could still read notes and sit in a bright room, he was game to continue the job, but for the past three days, Matt Lauer has filled in. The Olympics and The Today Show make a pretty demanding schedule for Lauer, so starting tonight, NBC anchor Meredith Vieira will be filling in until Costas can make it back from sick leave. This will make her the first woman to ever host NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage solo.

But that’s not the only thing that’s happened since our last Olympics update:

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Make Your Shower Bigger On the Inside

You can pair this TARDIS shower curtain with your TARDIS shower organizer. (ThinkGeek, via Geek Universe)

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We Can Be Heroes

A 50-Year-Old Woman Competed In The Olympic Speed Skating Trials, Bow To Her [VIDEO]

Jacki Munzel is our hero. After abandoning a promising career in figure skating to overcome an eating disorder, working through knee and hip injuries, giving birth, and turning fifty, Munzel decided to get back on her skates and become one of the best speed skaters in the world. At the 2014 Olympic trials, she achieved a personal best by 13 seconds. If you want a little New Year’s inspiration, let Munzel be it.

This is already a landmark year for ladies in the Winter Olympics…

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Don't Try This At Home

Maria Leijerstam Is the First Person to Cycle to the South Pole

What were you doing on Christmas? Maria Leijerstam was trekking 500 miles across Antarctica on a high-tech tricycle, beating the two guys she was racing against to become the first person ever to cycle to the South Pole.

But I’m sure you had fun in your PJs.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Grandma’s Tattoo

Redditor sfst shared the story and pictures of his friend taking his 103-year-old grandmother, Evelyn, out for her birthday. The trip included filling in her first tattoo, a little heart, with color. She got the outline when she was 100. (via MyModernMet, image by Michael Clinnard

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Gummy Bear’s Skeleton

This makes zero sense but I enjoy it anyway. Currently out of stock on ThinkGeek.com. (via Geek Alerts)

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What Boys Think of Girls

The Mythbusters Ask, Is “Throw Like A Girl” An Insult? [VIDEO]

Interesting. Interesting.

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Pretty Pretty Princess

Teenage Girl Barely Old Enough To Drive, Races Monster Trucks While Waiting To Go To MIT [VIDEO]

According to her Facebook page, 16-year-old Rosalee Ramer is the youngest professional female monster truck driver. Sounds dangerous to me, but then again, so do most sports. Ramer looks more than qualified though. Plus, sweet manicure.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Two Women Decide To Do Entire Olympics By Themselves, Make Us All Feel Lazy

What should we do today, buddy? Oh, I don’t know, how about all 114 female Olympic events?

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: New Star Wars Funko Figures

The new figures in Funko’s fourth Star Wars series are Amidala, Lando, Artoo, Wicket, Admiral Ackbar, and *shudder* Jar Jar. (Nerd Approved)

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