Milo Barus was Germany's greatest strongman in the time period between the World Wars. Barus performed a number of spectacular strength feats in his act: Nail Driving, The Human Chain, Steel Bending, Harness Lifting, The "Leg Press", Horse Lifting etc. Here, he has a crowd of ten people bend a heavy steel bar over his head (which sure doesn't look comfortable.)
In 1983, a movie was made about his life. Today, a strength competition in his honor takes place in front of his old house at Mühltal Eisenberge and the winner receives the "Milo Barus Cup." Press clipping list Barus at 7 feet tall, though it's hard to tell by the photos if that is the case.