It’s a load of fuss, all this transporting of the Olympic flame. Surely someone in China must have a box of matches. I mean, they invented fireworks. Perhaps they only have those glowing taper things now.
For a serious look at how and why they transport the Olympic flame, have a look at the BBC news site.
A tip for the Olympic committee… when it gets to London in 2012 make sure it’s got a rain cover.