1. London Mayor Stuck on Zip Line

    Image #: 18819741    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: Mayor of London Boris Johnson after he gets stuck on a zip-line during BT London Live in Victoria Park on August 01, 2012 in London, England.  London Mayor Boris Johnson has proved he is ready to put his body on the line for a successful 2012 Olympics - but he might have gone too far in his latest stunt after getting stuck on a zip-line in Victoria Park. Mr Johnson was a guest at a BT London Live event at the east London park, where visitors can watch the Games action on a big screen or try their hand at a range of Olympic sports. But the mayor quickly became a major talking point on Twitter after pictures taken by people at the park surfaced of him dangling awkwardly from the wire, while brandishing a couple of Union flags. Several pictures showed Mr Johnson hanging from a harness wearing a blue helmet while waving the flags, although it is uncertain whether he was intending to stop where he did - or if it was a true zip-line malfunction. Earlier this week a poll of Conservative voters suggested the mayor was their top choice to succeed David Cameron as prime minister. He has so far enjoyed a high-profile Games, kicked off by addressing 60,000 people in Hyde Park on the day of the opening ceremony by taunting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney over his comments apparently doubting London's readiness to host.    Barcroft Media /Landov

    Barcroft Media / Landov

    After the country’s first gold-medal win of the 2012 Olympics Tuesday, spirits in Britain were flying high. So was London Mayor Boris Johnson. The politico gamely agreed to travel down a zip line waving two tiny Union Jack flags to celebrate the occasion, only to get stuck halfway through the precarious trip. “Get me a rope, get me a ladder,” Johnson was heard shouting to the giggling crowd. “I think the brakes got stuck.” He was eventually pulled the rest of the way by a grounds crew.

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