Saturday, July 11, 2009

Heaviest Car Balanced on the Head

John Evans
159.6 kg (352 lb)
London Studios, UK
May 24, 1999

It's death defying, it's daunting and it's downright dangerous. But England's John Evans balanced a 159.6 kg (352 lb) Mini on his head for 33 seconds at The London Studios, UK on May 24, 1999.

Dangling cars from his head is all in a day's work for professional 'Head Balancer' Evans. He's balanced people, books and beers, but the car's by far the most deadly trick - a strong wind and it could be the end of the road for John.

John's a gigantic guy. He's 2 meters tall and weighs in at 155.7 kg (343 lb). But it's his 60.9cm (24-inch) neck that's the only part of his body strong enough to take such immense weights. So the slightest slip, trip or nudge could send him tumbling to a crushing death, as his arms wouldn't be able to cope with the load!

This big fella has broken 25 records in 11 categories and is going for more.

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