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10. Thomas Topham (18th century)
9. Siegmund Breitbart (19th century)
8. Eugen Sandow (19th century)
7. Leonid Taranenko (20th century)
6. Andy Bolton (20th century)
5. Brian Shaw (21st century)
4. Louis Cyr (19th century)
3. Louis Uni (19th century)
2. Angus MacAskill (19th Century)
1. Thomas Inch (20th Century)
this list is all over the place, I can't even blame you one being biased for putting only english men, cause you missed Eddie Hall, who on his own could make the list. List of people who could be here, instead of beardy dudes in old pictures:
Kazmier, Zydrunas, Eddie Hall, Malanichev, Donnie Thompson, Kiril Sarychev, Ray Williams
The only valid ones you picked were Andy, Brian and Taranenko. Most other ones were just circus acts
The list of people missed in this.. Also Brian Shaw earlier this year lifted 2 176lb thomas inch dumbells and pressed them overhead. Bring does hold 1 wr tho.. he holds the fastest rowing time on a machine ever seen. Also he's capable of breaking the 96lb grip challenge with the Hub he did do 90lbs recently and without question can break that world record. We haven't even talked about thor or eddie hall or many others. Big Z comes to mind as probably the actual strongest man to ever live altho bill kazmier might be in the group. Franco columbo.. the list goes on. Hell who can forget Larry wheels a guy that routinely sets wr's in his youtube videos..
How could Big Z not be on this list? He's been on the top level of strongmen for the past 20 years, WSM 4 times and second 6 times, 8 times Arnold classic champion (with 6 in a row), he's been holding the log lift world record since 2005 and brought it up from 190 to 228, and a total of over 50 world records in his career.
Also Shaw won WSM 4 times and was on the podium 9 times out of 11 consecutive finals
John Grün Marx deserved more attention and not just because I'm related to him. He outperformed many of these being known as the Hercules from Luxembourg, he broke horseshoes with just his hands.
"He juggled hundreds, and toyed with thousands of pounds as a child plays with a rattle" - Harry Houdini about Grün, Houdini and Grün often performed together.
He also famously lifted 2 horses with riders on them and in 1898 he lifted a carousel with 11 people on it and balanced it for a few minutes.
He was considered the strongest man alive in his time, with contemporaries such as Eugen Sandow, McCann Brothers, Louis Cyr etc.
From the start I thought Paul Anderson would be #1. I was stunned he didn't make the list at all. In addition to his amazing strength, I believe his time for the 100 yard dash was something like 12 seconds or less, extraordinary for someone 5'8" and about 340 pounds. Also surprised people like Bill Kazmaier and Ed Coan were not on the list. I am glad to learn of MacAskill, of whom I knew nothing. Of the old Soviets, I recall Alekseyev was a legend while still competing when I was young.
Pity Joseph "The Mighty Atom" Greenstein couldn't be included; a real-life superhero (not to be confused with today's RLSHs), he is believed to be the inspiration for the "Golden Age" version of DC Comics' Atom character.
4:08 Samboy Chips. A staple part of any young Australian boy's diet growing up in the 80s and 90s. My fav - get a bit of white bread, smother it with a decent serve of butter or margarine, and layer the chips on to it. Fold it up and you have a meal for a champion!
cheaper to others than us,desire more people on welfare so they buy the more expensive food. they use illegals/refugees as excuse to inflate prices. deficit determined whether social benefit are sustainable=need constant influx of diverse jobs generated within US.GNP is important
I take it that your question is playful and jolly?
Because, of course, only a complete *IDIOT* would be unaware of the International System of Units, and you're not a complete idiot, are you?
It's amusing to watch this being presented by a reedy human with weak hands...like watching a video about dentists being presented by a person with crusty teeth.
...to the gym, Simon...TO THE GYM FOR YOU!
There is no surgery that can do what weightlifting will do, there is no pill that will!...bone density, increased capillary function, ceased nerve-ending retreat.
MOST of what you think of as, "aging", is nothing but accumulated ( preventable ) weakness.
Muscles weaken after four days of rest in ALL humans.
That weakness is NOT aging.
Magnus magnusson. I lived in Yorkshire for 7/8 years. When I lived in the UK that was the place I stayed at the longest. Sorry folks but my voice typing doesn't always spell everything correctly. I miss things so I know the difference but I can't always go back and correct them. I typed too much during the day and correct too much during a day to really care at this point in the evening and I'm sure you understand what I mean in my post. Thank you! :-)
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