GAME OF THRONES: Season 5 & The Viking Mythbuster

Loving that TV on the Radio cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”. I am so exited for this!

In related news; Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as “The Mountain” from ‘Game of Thrones’, on top of winning Europe’s Strongest Man Contest in 2014, has also made history recently by breaking a 1,000-year-old weightlifting record at the World’s Strongest Viking competition.

Hafthor-650-kg-log_lg.jpg_1815042481VID: Game of Thrones Star Breaks 1000 Year Old Viking Endurance Record

Legend tells of the Icelander Ormur Stórólfsson walking three steps with a monster sized wooden log which weighed over 650 kg and was 10 m long. It took 50 men just to help lift and place it on Ormur’s back, and after he took his third step, his back broke under the enormous pressure and he was never the same again. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson took five:

~ by Fionnlagh on February 9, 2015.

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