Planking is fast becoming one of the top favorite exercises for fitness enthusiast. Besides, it is easy to perform, does not require any special equipment plus you can do it anytime, anywhere.
Well, sure, you can scratch the word “easy” since, during your first attempts, planking for even less than a minute can be quite agonizing. Believe me, I’ve tried it.
That’s why we can’t help but admire this police officer from China who just made it to the Guinness World Records for his exceptional planking skills.
Mao Weidong, a policeman from China, set a world record of 8 hours, 1 minute, and 1 second at the 2016 Plank World Cup.
During the 2016 Plank World Cup held at the Shangrila Hotel in Beijing, China, Mao Weidong managed to defeat former record holder George Wood in a one-on-one competition. Mao stayed in the planking position for 8 hours, 1 minute, and 1 second. Wood, on the other hand, collapsed after 7 hours, 4 minutes, and 5 seconds.
Mao said his daily strength training as a police helped him a lot.
According to Mao, his work as a cop was a big help for him.
“Actually, as Special Weapons And Tactics police, we have lots of strength training every day.”
George Wood, the former record holder, only endured planking for 7 hours, 4 minutes, and 5 seconds.
Wood, a retired US Marine, warmly congratulated his victorious opponent:
“I’m proud of this man. I truly am. He was the best. I love the guy like a brother.”
Mao said he hopes more people would get into planking “for fitness and better physique.”
Mao, on the other hand, hoped that more people would get into planking in the near future. He said:
“I hope more people would join in the plank exercise for fitness and better physique.”
Congratulations for the world record, officer!
Whale Shark Found Slaughtered In China; Police Now Has Suspects In Custody
Whale sharks are supposed to be protected by laws, but somehow they are still being hunted.
After sparking public outrage when photos of a whale shark slaughtered in China went online, local authorities have arrested two fishermen who were responsible for the crime.
Last week, photos of the whaleshark were uploaded to Beihai local government site via Weibo. It showed the innocent, giant mammal approaching an offshore oil rig. Later on, another set of photos of the whale shark was uploaded, but this time, it was hanging from a crane.
This disgusting sight angered netizens from all over the world, as they see in disbelief how such magnificent and harmless creature was treated in such way.
Indonesian Villagers Mistook Love Doll For ‘Fallen Angel’
They don’t know what a “love doll” is, and what is it for.
A day after a rare solar eclipse swept across Southeast Asia last March, a fisherman found a beautiful doll floating in the sea off the Banggai Islands in Sulawesi province, central Indonesia.
The fisherman named Pardin took the doll in his home in Kalupapi village, where his mom gave it a fresh change of clothes and a new hijab.
Believing that there was a connection between the eclipse---a deeply spiritual event in the country according to Mail Online---and the doll’s discovery, many villagers claimed it was a “bidadari”, an angel or spirit. They treated it with reverence thinking it was an angel fallen from heaven.
11-Year-Old Boy Shoots Intruder And Mocks Him For Being “A Cry Baby”
A gutsy eleven-year-old boy shoots at a burglar, hits him on the leg and mocks him for crying like a baby. Now, who’s the boss?
What would your initial reaction be if you happen to be at home and then an intruder breaks into your house to rob it? More often than not, people would either try to escape lest they get themselves in harm’s way. Or, they fight like hell, protecting what they have worked hard for. After all, why should you give in to a robber who is doing wrong? All it takes is mustering a lot of guts.
This is the same of an eleven-year-old boy from Talladega, Alabama, named Chris Gaither. Chris boasted to news channel WVTM of how he shot at a burglar 12 times. Gaither was home alone on a Wednesday morning, when a burglar intruded their home. Gaither grabbed hold of a 9mm handgun and began shooting at the intruder.
11-year-old Chris Gaither shot a burglar 12 times and mocked him for being a crybaby.
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