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Insane Feats of Strength That Currently Hold World Records

Updated October 13, 2018 511 votes 100 voters 4.5k views18 items

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When it comes to world records, there are always some weird ones. From baking the world's largest cookie to shooting milk out of your tear duct, some people will do the strangest things to get into the record books. However, arguably one of the most difficult sorts of records to break are world records for strength. That being said, even some of these are pretty weird. Lucky for you, we have this strength world records list that's sure to astound, confuse, and dismay you. 

Now, before we launch into these cool world records, it's worth noting that all the people doing this have trained hard and carefully before attempting these, so you should probably not try this at home. The amazing feats these individuals hold can be deadly or crippling if done wrong, and many people trying to break these records have received serious injuries. In short, these records are difficult to break for a reason.

These world records for strength range from amusing and disturbing to just downright impressive, so be prepared to laugh, cringe, and gawk at these world record holders. And don't worry, it's perfectly normal to feel like an inadequate human after reading this list. 

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    Most Countries Visited by Bike in One Day

    Most Countries Visited by Bike in One Day
    Video: YouTube

    When you think about visiting countries all over Europe, you might want to give yourself a few weeks or even a month to see it all. Well, that certainly wasn't the attitude of world-record breaker Michael Moll, who on June 4, 2016 traveled by bicycle to six different European countries in less than 24 hours. He posted the above YouTube video chronicling most of his trip. 

    In that span of time, he visited Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and France, which hardly leaves much time for sightseeing. Let's just hope this powerhouse came back for a few more relaxed visits later. 

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    Heaviest Log Carried

    Heaviest Log Carried
    Video: YouTube

    The Mountain on Game of Thrones is definitely a big strong man on the screen, but how much of that is costuming and special effects? As it turns out, almost none of it. You see Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, the actor who plays The Mountain and possibly the most amazingly-named human on earth, is also a competitive strongman. In 2015, he went as far as to break a 1,000-year-old Viking record for carrying a 1,433 log on his back for five steps. By comparison, it took 50 men to take down the log after he was done with it. 

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    First Human Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth

    First Human Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth
    Video: YouTube

    Manpower is pretty amazing, but did you know it's possible to go around the world, using only your own body as a source of power? In 1994, Jason Lewis set off to go around the world under only his own power, no matter the costs or the odds against him. Nearly 13 years later, he reached home again and was celebrated as the first person to solo circumnavigate the globe using only human strength to carry him. He had a friend help him part of the way, but he dropped out in Hawaii. Jason holds no grudges, and is just happy he finally was recognized for his world record in 2007. 

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    Most People Lifted and Thrown

    Most People Lifted and Thrown
    Video: YouTube

    Who says men get to have all the fun when it comes to feats of strength? In Madrid, Spain, on December 19, 2008, Aneta Florczyk from Poland set a weird and amazing world record with the help of a dozen of her friends. This woman picked up and threw 12 individual people in the span of two minutes, while on television, setting a world record held by no man or woman anywhere else. This is one lady no one should ever want to pick a fight with, because she could literally just toss you aside.

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