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).

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