17 Pictures Documenting The Olympic Torch’s Weird As Hell Trip Through Brazil
From a human torch to a marriage proposal, it’s been a wild ride.
Let’s be real: the best part of the Olympics is by far the Olympic Torch, which is lit in Greece every four years and then travels to its final destination in the host country over the course of months.
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It’s always seriously entertaining and often completely mental. And the Rio 2016 Olympics have been no exception. So let’s take a trip along with the torch throughout Brazil:
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First, a “human-torch" popped up, stealing the show on the first day of the relay.
After such a moving performance, he was invited to carry the torch officially.
After that, the torch showed up on Mercado Livre, which is sort of like Brazilian eBay, at MODEST prices.
NBD, just $12,000 U.S.
(The envious will tell you it's a mock-up, but there are a bunch being sold.)
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