Saxon Brown ~ The Man They Cannot Strangle!

Posted on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 by John Wood
Saxon Brown clearly has a very strong neck! Here he is in a rare newsreel shot dated April 5, 1929, showing Mr. Brown resisting the pull of five men yanking on a rope around his neck. So well are Mr. Brown’s neck muscles developed that the tugging in no way effected him! Brown’s other hobbies were snapping horseshoes in half with his hands and biting steel chains apart.
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Connie Gilhead

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by John Wood

In 1929, Connie Gilhead, a 20-year old London stenographer, began training to break the women’s record for swimming the English Channel.  How did she like to warm up for her workouts? Plenty of Indian club swinging, of course.

Gilhead tried several times but never did end up breaking the record, owing to unfavorable wind and choppy seas during her attempts.

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