The Great Peters — The Man With The Iron Neck!

Posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 by John Wood
Aloys Peters was a German acrobat who developed an unusual skill — he could jump off a platform 75 feet in the air with a hangman’s noose around his neck and yet not hang himself. He had figured out the knack where he could maneuver his body mid-air and “tame the arc” taking the jolt out of gravity’s cruel grasp. Peters performed this feat initially for the famous Strassburger Circus in Berlin and then the Sells-Floto Circus on US shores in the early 1930’s.

The Iron Neck of Alexander Zass

Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 by John Wood
The old rock-on-the-chest-pounded-with-a-sledge-hammer routine is a popular one in strongman lore but here’s a whole new twist: “The Amazing Samson” Alexander Zass has a thick stump split residing on his noggin split with the hefty swing of an axe. This one is no walk in the park no matter how you slice it. You’d have to be pretty sure of yourself even just to try it. — I’m certainly impressed.
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