AMAZING THINGS DONE WITH THE HUMAN BODY
Added on: 2nd Jun 2015
THE HUMAN LIGHTNING ROD
Also known as the ‘Human lightning conductor’, Cleveland Sullivan was
able to survive not one, not two, but seven lightning strikes
between the ages of 30 and 65.
Joseph Pujol, a French stage performer, possessed extraordinary
control of not only his farts but also his sphincter muscles which
allowed him to imitate cannon fire, animal sounds, and
Pierre Gasnier was often called the French Hercules because of his
ability to lift a dumbbell twice his weight, rip a deck of cards in
half at once and break an iron chain tied over his chest
through expanding his rib cage.
Also called the ‘Cannonball king’, John Holtum could catch heavy
cannonballs fired at him by his assistant. Unfortunately he also lost
some fingers in the process.
Bobby Badfingers was able to establish himself in the entertainment
business and in the Book of Guinness World Records for his ability to
snap his fingers at a rate of 30 snaps per second!
Julia Gunthel, a contortionist, set the world record for the fastest time to
burst three balloons using her back; a feat she accomplished in
12 seconds by bending backwards and putting the balloon between
her back and back thigh.
With 95% of her body covered in tattoos, Julia Gnuse holds the
world record. Her obsession started when she got a tattoo to hide the
scars from her skin condition, Poryphyria.
A HUGE MOUTH
In 2009, Simon Elmore from Germany set the world record for the most
straws stuffed in a person’s mouth. He was able to put 400 bendy
straws in his mouth and hold them there for 10 seconds.