Do you remember when you were younger, and your Mom would warn you about eating unhealthy, playing too many video games, and the dangers of marijuana? Turns out they might just earn you 17 Olympic medals and counting. Looks like our Mother's misled us. Thanks, Mom.
O.K., Michael Phelps might have other qualities that earned him his almost record number of medals, like his ridiculously long arms, his insane workout routine and the amount he practices, but in an interview with The Post Game, Phelps admitted to playing first-person shooter, Call of Duty in excess of 30 hours a week! Add that to the fact that he rips bongs, and you have about 95% of American college students, and eats 10,000 calories a day (which are explicitly for training purpose). While I have no doubt that his training and preparation take a major precedence over any other activities, this is a fun fact about the face of American swimming.
[H/T: Venture Beat]