Most of us knew Hafþór Björnsson as The Mountain in HBO’s hit TV series “Game of Thrones.” Apparently, this guy is not just muscles and flexes. He actually lives up to his screen name in real life. That is because he recently showed to the world how strong he really is. And by strong, we mean deadlifting a massive barbell!
While competing at this year’s Arnold Strongman Classic, Cersei Lannister’s silent yet extremely dangerous bodyguard broke his own raw deadlift world record. And mind you, we are talking 1,041 pounds here. That is not an easy task to do, no?
The Mountain from ‘Game of Thrones’ has broken his own raw deadlift world record.
Footage from the competition – which has gone viral – shows the 29-year-old actor raising the colossal barbell to his waist. Using the assistance of a belt and some straps (though we seriously think he does not need them), he posed for a few seconds and nod to the crowd. And right there, Björnsson broke his own world record like taking candy from a baby.
This accomplishment is no surprise really, considering that the 6-foot-9 man has previously broken other world records. He did all of these by carrying a 30-foot, 1,433-pound log while walking five steps. And, oh, let us not forget the fact that he also hauled two refrigerators (yes, that is right – not one but two refrigerators!) over 20 meters in just 19.6 seconds.
The Mountain is definitely a monster, though on a more positive note.
But if his brother The Hound wants to take up the mantle, he better have his own work cut out for him. Otherwise, The Mountain will only crush him.
Watch the aforementioned footage below:
Model Girlfriend Breaks Boyfriend’s Nose After He Broke Up With Her
It seems breaking up with her was a good decision after all.
A British student has won the sympathy of others after posting pictures of his broken nose and blood-covered face online. According to him, this mess was made by her girlfriend. Named Kathryn Mahoney, the authorities had her arrested on suspicion of assault.
Reports say that Kathryn punched Ben Kebbell in the face and stomach after he wanted to break up with her. The 19-year-old guy shared a gory image with his nose bent out of shape. It was first posted on Snapchat with the caption:
The Katie thing comes with a broken nose lol.
Kathryn is facing charges after she punched and broked Kebbell's nose.
Uber to Exit Southeast Asia for Stake in Rival Company Grab
Uber’s stake could become smaller.
Uber Technologies Inc. has reached an agreement in principle to sell its operations in Southeast Asia to local rival Grab Inc. This exit comes in exchange of as much as 30% stake in Grab, according to reports. Uber and Grab have yet to issue official statements.
The two companies are reportedly ironing out the details of the deal and a final agreement may be reached soon. It is still possible that Uber's stake could become smaller. The deal will involve Uber's major assets in the region, but it could possibly exclude small pieces of the Southeast Asian operations. It will be similar to the deal Uber made with Chinese ridesharing company Didi Chuxing in 2016.
The competition between the two has been costly.
Reports say Uber was spending about $200 million annually to take on Grab and another upstart in the region, PT Go-Jek Indonesia, a motorcyle-taxi service. Uber has reportedly spent over $10 billion since it was founded in 2009....
“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison, Cries in Court
Gone was the cocky persona that earned him so much hate around the world.
Probably one of the most hated man around for the past couple of years, pharmaceutical executive Martin Shrkeli was sentenced to 7 years in prison for defrauding investors in hedge funds.
His smirking face in previous court appearances grabbed headlines worldwide. He had no qualms trolling his critics. He earned unprecendented hate for defending the whopping 5000 percent increase of HIV drug Daraprim.
His conviction in a securities fraud case made Shkreli lose his cocky persona. He cried when his sentence was handed down.
“I want the people who came here today to support me to understand one thing, the only person to blame for me being here today is me. I took down Martin Shkreli,” he said to U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto. He apologized to investors and said that he hopes to make amends with them....