The flame has been lit atop of the Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang, South Korea, and the 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway.
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 9, 2018
And as the iconic flame was lit during the Opening Ceremony, viewers at home had plenty of ideas as to what the burning cauldron looked like.
The lighting itself was reminiscent of the 1990s cartoon series Dragon Ball Z.
I've seen this Olympic torch lighting action before pic.twitter.com/rYUMwYxpev
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) February 10, 2018
The torch itself looked a lot like an Easton baseball bat.
I knew I had seen that apparatus holding the Olympic flame somewhere before. pic.twitter.com/Hd39JZLksk
— Brett Hansen (@bretthansen5) February 10, 2018
The cauldron does looked similar to a water tower or a giant tooth, as many on Twitter pointed out.
— Susan (@jagger0622) February 10, 2018
— Michael Vernor (@michael_vernor) February 10, 2018
But perhaps the best comparison likens the Olympic cauldron to Syndrome’s robot from the 2004 movie The Incredibles.
why the olympic torch look like the incredibles robot???? pic.twitter.com/PHCqBIsLUc
— Natalie (@NatalieDraheim) February 10, 2018
— Derrick Eckersberg (@DerrickEckersb1) February 10, 2018
This isn’t the first Olympic cauldron has been compared to something else. Many thought that the cauldron back at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, looked a lot like a joint.
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