Andersson’s most famous feats of strength were to drive an eight inch long nail through a planks of wood up to four inches thick with his bare hand as well as to bend and then straighten out horseshoes with his bare hands — both of which you can see above. It was said that in the early 20th century, Andersson set a world record in “teeth lifting” of 224.5 kg — he lifted a horse attached to a harness from a platform.
Anders Andersson is another example in the long line of great strongmen from Sweden. And like many other strongmen of the time, he also wrestled — and excelled in both disciplines. On the mat, at times he was known as “The Terrible Swede.”