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World's Strangest Olympic Souvenirs

Beijing 2008: Live Goldfish Keychain

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Beijing—Summer 2008

The Souvenir: Live goldfish key chain.

The Story: This unauthorized memento may well be the strangest Olympic souvenir ever. Vendors across Beijing sold live goldfish (the Chinese symbol for wealth and harmony) trapped in plastic Olympic key chains. Although the sellers insisted the water was treated with chemicals to sustain the fish, animal rights activists around the globe were up in arms over the cruel commemorative item.

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