Holding The Olympic Torch
Ok, not THE Olympic Torch, since there's a lot of them out there and each one is only used once, but I got to hold one that will probably be used to carry the Olympic flame as it makes its way across Canada for the Winter Games in Vancouver. My brother is part of the advance team that goes town to town, preparing everyone for the torch run and making sure everything runs smoothly. He popped by our place during a brief eight hour layover so we got to check it out up close. Pretty cool!
Fun fact: anyone who carries the torch has the option to buy the one they used for $350. The torch is then opened up and the gas line cut so that it can't be used again. That is unless someone wants to get a canister made to fit the custom holder the torch uses and weld it back into working order. Each one is hand-made and signed by the person who put it together.
I have to admit, it was a cool moment.