A distinction shared by a privileged few.

If you're nine months pregnant, live in the UK and are about ready to give birth any minute, you probably don't need me to tell you but your kid might have a gig in eight years. If Britain is successful in it's bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, all children born today ("20-12" in the British way of writing the date) will have the opportunity to take part in one of the ceremonies of the games.

Take it from me, it could be worth it. When I was five I got picked out of the crowd to march in the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus when it came to town. A fairly uneventful occurrence, but I got a sweet certificate acknowledging that I "...partook in the most fabulous salute to the "Spirit of 76" ever conceived; a distinction shared by a privileged few."

Their certificate probably won't be as cool, but I'm sure whatever they get could hang in their guest bathroom someday too.

2012 Olympic Kid Bid [UK Sun]