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Does the 2010 Olympic torch look like a joint?

May 21, 2009 |  2:41 pm

Olympic_torch Maybe Michael Phelps was just checking out new Olympic torch designs.

The Vancouver Olympic torch has been unveiled, and it's generating a lot of buzz because it looks like something else that can actually give you a buzz. Locals have taken to calling it the Olympic Toke. Just look at the photo and tilt your head to the left.

People in Canada and around the world are all atwitter about the resemblance between the torch design and a marijuana joint. Vancouver is in British Columbia, where weed is jokingly referred to as the province's largest cash crop.

As of the moment this was posted, "2010 olympic torch" was the fourth, um, highest on Google's list of today's popular search terms.

-- Adam Rose

Photo: The 2010 Vancouver Olympic torch, which some people think looks like a marijuana joint. Credit: VANOC / COVAN