Russian boy
June 1, 2002 5:07 PM   Subscribe

Russian boy pulls 4 tonne jet fighter 1.5 metres with his hair. No wonder Bruce Khlebnikov is the world's strongest kid.
posted by Why (10 comments total)
And we thought the Japanese were desperate when they built wooden planes fueled by kerosene.
posted by dhartung at 5:36 PM on June 1, 2002

sampson, anyone?
posted by zerolucid at 5:55 PM on June 1, 2002

I dunno about you, but if I ran Vidal Sasoon, I'd be begging this kid to do endorsements.
posted by jonmc at 6:39 PM on June 1, 2002

I say Richard "Little Hercules" Sandrak can kick his ass. (At least I'd like to see him try.)

Pay-per-view anyone?

Let's instigate.
posted by Fofer at 7:04 PM on June 1, 2002

My BS meter is going off. There is just too much old mythology in the linked stories - in the first he's got overtones of Samson and in the second he has something in common with Achilles. Are we going to find out next that his parents found him floating in a basket of reeds down the Volga? Until I see it in a more trustworthy news source (ie not Ananova), I'm withholding judgement.
posted by rks404 at 7:32 PM on June 1, 2002

not his pubes? wuss.
posted by quonsar at 8:56 PM on June 1, 2002

Hmm ... sure this isn't a promo for the sequel to Unbreakable?

posted by aeschenkarnos at 1:52 AM on June 2, 2002

"On August 29 Bruce set another world record – he tore 365 wall calendars non-stop."

They locked him in the Michael Bolton fan club's warehouse.

And there's this: "Valya Kobeleva, a girl of seven years from the Russian city of Voronezh was awarded the diploma of the Russian Guinness Book edition. The girl became famous for climbing up the 86-meter-high pipe of a boiler-house in one of the districts of the town."

Good old Guinness Book, Russian branch, encouraging little girls to climb dangerous industrial sites.
posted by pracowity at 5:54 AM on June 2, 2002

The Richard Sandrak link really terrified me.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:06 PM on June 2, 2002

BitterOldPunk: The only thing I can think of to describe Richard Sandrak is a (sub)quote from the Princess Bride: "so that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish -- every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, "Dear God, what is that thing?" will echo in your perfect ears. That is what "to the pain" means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever."
posted by Samizdata at 10:49 PM on June 2, 2002

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