The U.K. Unveils the Golden Torch for the 2012 Olympics
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Here’s the 2012 Olympics golden torch: it’s 800 mm high, just 800 grams in weight and it flaunts 8,000 holes. Even though it’s very modern and full of symbolic shapes, the torch didn’t get too many positive reactions. Some say that it looks like a cheese grater and we have to admit we do se the resemblance.
However, this is not the worst thing about it. The real problem is that even though the U.K. had promised to create an eco torch, this golden aluminum creation will actually work on butane and propane gas. Not very environment-friendly after all.
The 8,000 holes in the torch are meant to represent the number of miles it will travel across the United Kingdom, while its three faces represent the number of times the Olympic Games have been held in London (1908, 1940 and 2012,) and also the motto of the event: “higher, faster, stronger”.