The Olympic torch relay is one of the highlights parts of the Olympics, and a great way to rally the world and the host country around the games. And while celebrities and notables are often the ones carrying the torch, there's one person who is vying to do it as well. He's one of the world's hairiest men.
Yu Zhenhuan, who nicknames himself "King Kong" has launched a campaign to carry the torch.
"The Olympics belong to everyone - the common people and those with abnormalities included," the report quoted Yu Zhenhuan as saying from his home in China's north-eastern province of Liaoning.And while hair covers 96% of his body, believe it or not, he isn't the world's hairiest man! He's surpassed by the brothers Gomez of Mexico. Victor "Larry" and Gabriel "Danny" Ramos Gomez are listed in the Guinness World Records as having hair on 98% of their body.
The relay is open to the public, and 15,000 people are expected to carry the torch. With that many involved, there should be some room for Yu, don't you think? I hope so. He's even got gold medalist rooting for him, in the form of Xing Aowei, who took the gymnastics gold for China at the 2000 Sydney Games.
"In him, I see the perseverance and bravery of the Chinese people," Xing was quoted as saying. "I will help him with publicity and give him some ideas."There was no account as to how much hair cover Xing has, but you'd think if he had too much, it would hurt his routines. He must be jealous.