Good God: The Mountain From Game Of Thrones Just Broke A 1,000 Year Old Viking Record

February 4, 2015


Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, best known for playing Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in HBO's Game of Thrones adaptation, just broke a 1,000-year old Viking strength record by carrying a 640 kg (~1410 pound) log across his back for five steps. According to Viking legend, the previous record holder was Ormur Stórólfsson, who managed to carry the log (which was actually the mast of a Viking ship) for three steps before breaking his back and being forced to quit. You know, because it's probably not a good idea to keep going with a broken back. With a broken heart? You have to keep going with a broken heart, otherwise the pain will consume you. I read that in a relationship column. Just kidding, I read that above the urinal in a bar bathroom. Also, 'For a good time call your mom and tell her you love her'.

Keep going for a video of the record-breaking in action.

Thanks to Brain B, who could have done the same thing but with TWO logs (provided he was in a Power Loader like the one Ripley used to take on the alien queen aboard the USS Sulaco).

  • RareAwesomeman

    oh come on, all I wanted was to hear him confess.

  • S.M. Archer

    I once carried 8 bags of groceries into the house for my mom. She said I was the "strongest" but then I strained my index finger. So, I like to think him and I are basically the same.

  • flyppster

    Just like any gym rats, he's not strong enough to put the weights away.

  • mewmix

    Steroids are a wonder.

  • Benmark

    Lazy, ignorant people who have no idea how the human body works are always so quick to yell "STEROIDS!" especially when they have no clue what steroids actually are and what they do. It's impossible to imagine someone being actually strong for some reason.

  • mewmix
  • Kaizer Chief

    Nope, no roids. Farm life + Scandinavian genetics...

  • mewmix

    You keep telling yourself that.

  • Meak

    Not as impressive as crushing a skull with his hands.

  • Dexbonus

    Doesn't change the fact that hes a mass murderer

  • Jenness

    Impressive. But can he pick up his dirty clothes off the floor?

  • dougfunnay

    far too difficult and important
    hes also terrified of putting the seat down and listening to inane gossip

  • TheQiwiMan

    Sure he has God-like strength, but he's still just a man!

  • Jenness

    I said "Impressive". But I couldn't help picking his mom looking at his bedroom floor saying "Now pick up THIS Hafþór!"

  • Guest

    re:call your mother

    am I the only one who's mind went bad places when mcdonalds said customers would be chosen across the globe by employees to "pay with lovin"?

  • David G


  • Guest

    Beat mode

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