July 31, 2007

JOIN IT OR BE THE TORCH?:

World's hairiest man wants to join Olympic torch relay (AP, 7/31/07)

The world's hairiest man is applying to take part in the Beijing Olympic torch relay, state media reported Tuesday.

Yu Zhenhuan, who has hair covering 96 percent of his body, told the official Xinhua News Agency that he would be an ideal candidate to take part in the event.

"First, I am a celebrity inside and outside of China and, secondly, I think my experience in coping with a disfigurement ties in with the notion of the Olympic spirit," he said.


Only his hirsute brethren, who can't light a barbecue without catching fire themselves, recognize the extraordinary courage he's demonstrating.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 31, 2007 7:02 AM
Comments

Is "Yu Zhenhuan" Chinese for "Robin Williams"?

Posted by: b at July 31, 2007 12:07 PM
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