Head-balancing British strongman on record mission for 75th birthday

By Way Of Ben Makori

ILKESTON, England – Wearing a Santa gown in his garden, British strongman John Evans balances a large chimney on his head.

Having prior to now tackled bricks, milk crates and even vehicles, the SEVENTY FOUR-year-old is on a project: to safe ONE HUNDRED international data for his head balancing feats by way of his next birthday in March.

“I’ve got one eye, I’m a diabetic, I’ve got bronchial asthma, I‘ve were given angina and in the end is claimed and done I’ve got 98 global data,” Evans told Reuters.

“This one (the chimney) … will probably be confidently my 99th world file and then coming up to my seventy fifth birthday, I’m having a large five foot by means of 5 foot (1.52m x 1.52m) crown made and i’m going to steadiness that on my head and it will probably be my a centesimal international file.”

Evans, who lives within the relevant English county of Derbyshire, discovered his ability as a youngster working on building sites.

“i was approximately 17, 18. I used to carry bricks on my head on a board … taking 24 bricks on my head up ladders,” he said.

“Whilst i was about FORTY TWO, I were given asked to do a little sort of charity experience…I balanced a few bricks on my head…it made large press.”

Evans has considering the fact that travelled the world balancing water kegs, pints of beer, cement mixers, a fridge, a quad motorcycle and famously a stripped-out Mini on his head.

“The Mini has been all over the place the sector. I’ve done the Mini in Hollywood, I’ve performed it in China, I’ve performed it in Paris,” he said, maintaining a Guinness World Report certificate for balancing the automobile during a television show in France.

“It used to be 357 pounds (162 kg) and that i managed to balance it … for 20 seconds on my head … if that had long past mistaken, it would have killed me.”

Evans, whose accomplishments have been known by way of Guinness Global Information and Record Holders Republic, has raised greater than 250,000 kilos ($331,225) for charity thru his acts. ($1 = 0.7548 pounds)

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