Olympic Torch Past Tests

The Olympic Touch has passed rigorous tests to ensure the worst of Britain's weather will not be able to put it out.

They didn't need all this, they should just make the torch out of whatever they make those novelty birthday candles from. If it gets blown out, a few seconds later... poof! It's back on.

Two prototypes withstood 50mph winds, extreme temperate and driving rain.

I can understand the trouble with high winds and rain, but surely a flame is always subjected to extreme temperatures, or cooking times would be measured in years.

Harsh weather was simulated in a tunnel with a computer-controlled circulation system that allows experts to analyse the effects.

It's almost a shame we didn't have the Olympics last year. If the torch went out as it made it's way across London there were plenty of fires burning to relight in from.

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