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We know what you are doing! Olympic stats and more!
by Rona,posted Aug 1 2012 9:36AM
Happy First day of August! Can you believe it? Where the heck is the summer going?
On Facebook people tend to post information that reveals too much personally and can be inappropriate at best. For instance, people refer to being hungover, doing drugs, how much they hate their bosses with little regard for the repercussions. The new "social experiment" called We know what you are doing.com gives a snapshot at any given time of information people put facebook, that they should probably keep to themselves. Here is the site.
Here is article that tells what the sites creator is looking to do with the "experiment"
Last night, I got caught up watching Olympic coverage, especially the men's swimming where Michael Phelps won the 19th Gold Medal, making him the most decorated Olympian of all time. Cool!
Need to know anything about the Olympics? Go here!
Here is a look at some of the interesting facts and trivia about the Olympic Games:
London has become the first to host the Games three times: 1908, 1948 and 2012.
The first Olympics, which got started in ancient Greece, only allowed men to take part. Athletes competed in the nude.
The only Olympian ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was Philip Noel-Baker of Great Britain, who won the silver in the 1500-meter dash in 1920.
The first black athlete to compete at the Olympics was Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera, competing for France in 1900.
The oldest man to compete in the Summer Olympic Games was Oscar Swahn of Sweden in shooting. Swahn became the oldest gold medalist when he won gold at 64 years and 280 days old in 1912, and the oldest medalist when he won silver in 1920 aged 72 years, 281 days old. The oldest woman to compete was British rider Lorna Johnstone, who participated in Equestrian at the 1972 Olympic Games at 70 years old and 5 days.
12-year-old Inge Sorensen from Denmark won a bronze medal in the 200-meter breaststroke in 1936, making her the youngest medalist ever in an individual event.
The 1936 Berlin Olympics (also known as the “Nazi” Olympics) were the first Olympic Games to ever be televised.
American James Connolly won the first medal given out (of the modern era) at the inaugural Athens Games, staged in 1896. Connolly competed in the triple jump and emerged victorious, becoming the first Olympic champion since the last Olympics were held, about 1,500 years prior. Instead of a gold medal, the top prize at the time was a silver medal and an olive leaf.
Even though the top athlete in his or her field wins the “gold,” the medals aren’t really made out of solid gold. In fact, they haven’t been pure gold for around 100 years. The gold medals awarded now are actually silver, with gold plating.
Roughly 3,600g of gold worth more than $193,250 will be used to plate the medals that will be awarded at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
In the past, the modern games were only canceled three times, always on account of war. The 1916 Summer Olympics in Berlin were canceled because of World War I. The 1940 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, as well as the 1944 Summer Olympics in London were canceled because of World War II.
The United States has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country.