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Torches Through The Ages

A retrospective of Olympic torch design reveals its unpredictable evolution from Olympic yarn spool (1936), to steampunkt, tiki-themed lawn deco (1948, 1956), to holy grail (1960), to light saber (1964), to shower head (1964), to rustic bronze lamp stand (1968), to egg beater (1968), to cheese grater..




A retrospective of Olympic torch design reveals its unpredictable evolution from Olympic yarn spool (1936), to steampunkt, tiki-themed lawn deco (1948, 1956), to holy grail (1960), to light saber (1964), to shower head (1964), to rustic bronze lamp stand (1968), to egg beater (1968), to cheese grater (1976), to iridescent dinosaur fang (1992), to arrow bow (1994), to head scratcher (1998), to hyper-mod electric toothbrush (2000) to its current Beijing permutation as flaming New Year's noisemaker.

We found this visual chronicle very... illuminating.

Via the New York Times








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