Georgian kick-boxing coach Etibar Elchyev proved again that he is the worlds stickiest man. Dubbed “the magnet man,” a nickname I’m pretty sure he gave himself, Elchyev just set a new world record by sticking 53 spoons to himself around his neck and chest. This breaks his old record of 50 spoons back when he invented the record in 2011. If you were wondering, yes, inventing a record is the only way you’re going to get in the Guinness Book.
Elchyev has also balanced weights and people, and pulled vehicles attached to a plate stuck to his belly. He says, “When the time comes I am going [to move] an airplane, then an empty train carriage, something like this, I won’t reveal all my cards at once.” Gotta give it to him, he’s got some ambitions. Next thing you know he’ll be sticking swords to himself. Actually no, that one’s mine. I’m gonna take off my shirt right now and stick a sword to my belly. Ooooh, that’s cold.
This goes to show you that having a big sweaty belly may be all it takes to make you world-famous. That fills me with hope.
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