Problem: many field events feature people hurling stuff as far away from them as possible, which is unfortunate, because the people who compete after them need to also hurl stuff. How to transport the stuff they just hurled the literally hundreds of feet between where it lands and where it needs to get thrown again? A remote-controlled car.
London 2012 solved the problem with an iconically British solution: the mini Mini, a 39-inch remote-controlled version of the Mini Cooper that will retrieve javelins, hammers, discuses, and shots and carry them to the competitors that need them.
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Sure, it would be easier for someone to simply pick up the projectiles and walk them over to the athletes, rather than build tiny cars and have one person load the items on while another remote controls the cars over to the athletes. But that would be less fun and wouldn't allow us to fully engage our British stereotypes. Plus, it avoids the potential of nasty javelin injuries.
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Although this is fun, I think we can all agree the optimal British stereotype way to deliver the items to the athletes would have been to train the Queen's corgis to fetch.