The new Guinness Book has just been released, the Guinness Book of Records 2018, and once again Johnny Strange’s bizarre talents have seen him featured on it’s iconic pages.
This year the book features a ‘Feats of Strength’ chapter of the book, with Johnny representing the ‘heaviest weight lifted by…’ section.
“On 21 Aug 2016, daredevil performer Johnny Strange (UK) lifted a beer keg weighing 21.63kg (47 lb 10 oz) by his pierced ears at Norbreck Castle in Blackpool, UK. He beat his own record by 6.73kg (14lb 13 oz). No wonder Johnny’s known as ‘the man with ears of steel.”
One of Johnny’s other records featured in this years book is Johnny’s “The heaviest weight pulled by pierced ears” record from when he managed to drag a Cessna 172-P aircraft weighing in at over half a ton (677.8kg, 1,494.3lbs).
Johnny Strange made his Switzerland debut this weekend by performing at the Montreux Tattoo Convention 2017.
This weekend the city of Montreux will be visited by 160+ tattoo artists, 1000’s of spectators and a whole host of live entertainment including; El Nikito the Pyro Clown, Luke Hilly and The Cavalry, Worry Blast, Rocking Class, The Brains, Cellar Darling and WTFunk.
The Weekend will also hold several contests including Miss Pin-Up, Mister Bearded and a live Lottery Draw.
This Halloween season Johnny Strange is bringing back his Fright Night Freakshow to Cursed, Essex’s number 1 scare attraction.
For 9 nights, Wat Tyler Country Park will be transformed into a adrenaline fuelled award-winnging Halloween fright night experience for the fifth year running. The Fright Night Freakshow will be home to sword swallowers, snake charmers, contortionists, knife throwers, fire eaters and pain proof fakirs.
Holding host to some the finest sideshow performers from around the world this event is not one to be missed, so, step inside the tent and be transported straight back to the 1800’s and the heyday of the freakshow.
A brand new tattoo convention for 2017, the Cornwall Tattoo Convention was held at the picturesque Penryn University campus and boasted an impressive main stage, and outdoor stage, a separate convention hall as well as a whole host of outdoor food options. Johnny Strange and The Dolls UK were part of a line up consisting of live tattooing, music and graffiti workshops which proved to be a weekend to remember.
Back for the 4th year at Tat Con Blackpool, Johnny Strange brought some of his performer friends to create a sideshow by the seashore. Fire eaters, a contortionist, the pain-proof man, Madam Electra and her electric chair, burlesque performers, stilt walkers, a face painter, a walkabout magician and more.
Once again, held at Norbreck Castle on Queen’s Promenade this year featured live music from Sin Circus, Montagu, Eye The Bomb and Daybreaker.
Human beings are capable of remarkable feats. Yet, while there are those who strive to be the best, pushing themselves to the limits, there are those who break records in somewhat unconventional methods.
South African newspaper The Newcastle Advertiser put together a list of its five strangest records ever awarded as part of its ‘Strange Saturday’ campaign. Johnny Strange’s ‘most apples chainsawed out of own mouth’ record came in at number 2.the list of bizarre records was as follows;
1. Simon Elmore’s ‘most straws stuffed in own mouth’ Guinness World Record,
2. Johnny Strange’s ‘most apples chainsawed out of own mouth’ Guinness World Record,
3. Josef Todtling’s ‘furthest distance dragged by a horse while on fire’ Guinness World Record,
4. Christine Walton’s ‘longest fingernails’ Guinness World Record,
5. Kim Goodman’s ‘furthest eye pop’ Guinness World Record,
Part of Alex Watt’s “Something…” series on the Isle of Wight; “Something Strange” was part Q&A, part cabaret, and all awesome. ‘An evening with…’ style show with Johnny Strange followed by a mix of incredible stunts and an official Guinness World Record attempt.
With support from The Isle of Wight’s very own The Ventnor Darlings and Alisha Bleue the show brought in an audience of all walks of life and supplied a huge mix of cabaret style performances.