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    Zippo Saves The Sochi Olympics

    You may have read that the Olympic flame went out in Russia. A man with a Zippo lighter saved the day.

    Shavarsh Karapetyan, 17-time world champion finswimmer, was carrying the Olympic torch Sunday in Moscow when it went out. A roadside official happened to have a Zippo lighter, and reignited the sacred flame, thus saving the Sochi Winter Games.

    Zippo has since updated the cover of their Russian Facebook page, above.

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