Indian Strongman Najeeb Goswami allows a cart loaded with a few hundred pounds of passengers to pass over his neck – a feat that he terms “The Wheel of Death!” Mr. Goswami was not the only one who accomplished this feat.
I was going through some old tapes and while I knew I had the still photo, I found some footage that I didn’t even know I had. About ten years ago, Pat “The Human Vise” Povilaitis and some other buddies all got together at my house in Cincinnati, and well, when strong hombres get together, sometimes interesting things happen. Here’s Pat bending a spike while standing atop yours truly, John Wood, while I’m holding a nose-to-mat neck bridge. The video quality isn’t great, but hey, we had to take what we could get back in the day. (Video has sound.)
Here’s another one for the “don’t try this at home” file” Strongman Saxon Brown lets a motorcycle and rider drive across his throat! This was in 1934 when Saxon was trying to drum up a little interest for his Winter Tour. Does this qualify as a feat of strength? I don’t know, but I’d definitely want to see his show so it had the intended result.
Don’t try this one at home: Rudolpho Gulliano, the Italian Strongman, showcased his neck strength development by allowing a heavy produce cart to run back and forth across his Adams’s apple… and doesn’t look like it phased him a bit.