China’s hairiest (most flammable) man wants to carry Olympic torch.

Yu Zhenhuan is China’s hairiest man and he wants to carry the Olympic Torch during next year’s Beijing Games.

“First I am a celebrity, inside and outside of China. Secondly, I think my experience in coping with a disfigurement ties in with the notion of the Olympic spirit,” he added.

The organisers have replied with a “wait and see” statement:

“But it is hard to assess his chances, as the recruitment is open to everyone.”

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