The United States continues to enjoy a healthy lead in the overall medal count standings. Team USA sits alone atop the overall standings with 32 medals. The U.S. also leads all nations with 11 gold medals after five full days of competition in Rio.
How ridiculously awesome is Michael Phelps? Not only does he hold the record for most Olympic gold medals with 21, and the most medals overall with 25, but today, he may very well break a record that has stood for 2,168 years !When Phelps earned his 12th individual gold medal, it tied a record set by Leonidas of Rhodes in 152 BC! Phelps has two chances to BEAT that record. He’s in the 200-meter individual medley today, and the 100-meter butterfly tomorrow.
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The Girl Scouts are adding two new cookies next spring, and they’re both inspired by s’mores. One’s a graham cracker cookie dipped in icing and covered in chocolate, and the other is chocolate and marshmallow filling between two graham cracker cookies.
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Also…Nabisco just combined two childhood favorites together: Oreos and Swedish Fish. That’s right, Swedish Fish Oreos now exist. The cookie has a limited release, and consists of Swedish Fish-flavored crème sandwiched between two regular chocolate Oreo cookies. Oreo has yet to release an official statement about the snack, and so far it’s been spotted in Kroger supermarkets.
You’ll want to turn your eyes to the skies. Today and tomorrow, the Perseid meteor shower will be visible. The shower, which can usually be seen every year in August, is set to be bigger than ever this week. NASA predicts the number of visible meteors to be double that of what we’d normally see. The best time to see the light show will be at 3 a.m. on Friday, August 12th, experts say.
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A California woman is so excited about her new job, that she took engagement photos with the job offer. Benita Abraham posted an album called “#Employed” to Facebook with pictures that resemble engagement and pregnancy photos. She captioned the album “I finally found my soulmate, my perfect match, my boo. After seven long months I found the perfect job with a company that truly cares about its employees.” She also posed with a pair of her “first work shoes” and with a mug that said “officially off the job market.”
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