I left Canada just two weeks before the 2010 Winter Olympics, and spent the last week fruitlessly trying to track down the must-have item of the season: red mittens with the Canadian flag on them. Now I’m in England during the London Olympics, and I’m actually attending! I’m going to see two of the synchronized swimming events in August. Of course I also watched the opening ceremony, which was amazing. I loved the selection of things chosen to showcase to represent the UK. Music, James, Bond, the Queen, childrens books, Mr Bean – they’re all things that people in other countries know and associate with the UK. Perfect choice. Meanwhile, I also saw some fun Olympics things popping up on Tumblr. Here are wo of them:
How do you create the perfect flame? The Ontario Science Centre (which is one of my favourite science museums in the world – also a topic for another post) produced this animation that outlines how the flame has changed over time.
Found via It’s Okay to be Smart, reblogged from Explore.
And if you have to take part in the Olympics, but it’s kind of inconvenient, and you need an excuse to get out if it, have a parent or guardian sign this form – by Twisted Lil Doodles.