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7,000 people want to be his friend

7,000 people want to be his friend

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Making Olympic history is a sure way to get more Facebook friends. Michael Phelps told Bob Costas that he received over 7,000 requests in a few days. Costas said, "You've gone by Michael Jordan, Manchester United, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. But it doesn't stop there. You've gone by the Jonas Brothers, you've gone by Miley Cirus, you've gone by Justin Timberlake. You swept the board." Michael replied, "I checked it one day and I checked it two days later, and I had like 2,800 in one day, and then I went back on two days later and had like 7,600 friend requests. I can't accept anymore!"

7,000 people want to be his friend

KSL's Tim Hughes is in the middle of Phelps Mania in Beijing. On this morning's Beijing Diary, Tim gets courageous - he tries the local food. Wait to you hear what he passed on. Click here to hear Tim's Diary.

7,000 people want to be his friend

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