Lending some credence to Mitt Romney's controversial comment that Britain might not be ready for the Olympics, Jeremy Hunt, the UK's Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, experienced a major technical difficulty this morning when the bell he was using to ring in the Games broke apart in his hand and struck a passer-by.

Luckily, the moment was caught on camera and instantly turned into an animated GIF by The Guardian for all to enjoy in perpetuity.

Maybe Mitt Was Right: UK Culture Secretary Nearly Kills Bystander When Official Olympics Opening Bell Breaks

[H/T: BoingBoing, video via ITN]