With Ears Of Steel

johnny strange guinness world record heaviest weight lifted with pierced ears guinness world recordLast year Johnny Strange set the world’s first official Guinness World Record for ‘The heaviest weight lifted by pierced ears’.

 

Johnny managed to lift a 14.9kg (32lb, 13.5oz) cast iron weight attached to carabiners hooked through the piercings in his ears, this staggering feat earned him entry into the 2015 Guinness Book Of Records, you can see his record pictured in the ’Show of Strength’ section of the book (page 104).

Johnny has been nicknamed “the man with ears of steel” after his flesh proved strong enough not to tear under the extreme force applied from the weights.

 

Image courtesy of Paul Michael Hughes/ Guinness World Records.


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Camper Mart 2015

johnny-strange-theatre-of-wonder-camper-martJohnny Strange is proud to be bringing his Theatre of Wonder to the Telford International Centre this coming January to perform as part of the Camper Mart & Tattoo Freeze festivals.

At the Theatre of Wonder you will be able to witness the weird and the bizarre in this creative celebration of the unusual. This time Johnny Strange will be bringing along vintage strongman Sir Leopold Aleksander and contortionist extraordinaire Pixie Le Knot.

 

Sir Leopold Aleksander, The Lion of London, possesses the strength of 10 men. He can bend solid steel bars, break heavy chains and roll sold frying pans with nothing more than his bare hands. ‘Game of Thrones’ contortionist, Pixie Le Knot, will be demonstrating beauty and grace with her amazingly flexible and elastic feats, watch in awe as she twist and contorts her body beyond belief.

As well as hosting the show Johnny will also be demonstrating some of his unique abilities, including sliding stainless steel swords down his throat and into his stomach.


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Globe of Death

Johnny Strange recently teamed up with moto stunt rider, Vesko Lesev to perform a dangerous new stunt while in Brussels, Belgium, to mark the last leg of his current European tour.

 

Live at the International Brussels Tattoo Convention, Johnny Strange took his position in the centre of the infamous Globe of Death in front of a sea of eager spectators to debut a dangerous new stunt.

 

The Globe of Death is a moto stunt where motorcyclists ride in a spherical mesh ball looping both vertically and horizontally at speeds of over 40mph (70km/h). Lesev speeded his motorcycle around the globe riding just inches away from Johnny Strange as he swallowed a 17-inch (43cm) solid steel blade while standing inside the cramped 5 meter cage ball.

 

The live video can be watched on Youtube below:

 


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Indigo Theatre O2 Arena

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Johnny Strange recently made an appearance at the sold out Twisted Circus Halloween Festival in London’s prestigious Indigo Theatre at the O2 Arena, in celebration of All Hallows’ Eve where he performed along side a world class DJ line-up including Ministry of Sound’s Colin Francis, BBC Radio 1xtra’s Moses Midas and Kiss FM’s Maze & Masters.







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Having A Ball

Johnny Strange has just finished a live appearance at Tower Bridge Studios filming a Halloween special where he demonstrated some of his unique bodily talents and one of the stunts that earned him an official Guinness World Record, he was there promoting the recently released 60th anniversary Guinness Book Of Records, as part of The Sun’s third series of ‘Sun Bingo! Having a Ball’

Johnny Strange surprised Rusty Lee, Jean Martyn and special guest Kim Woodburn by sliding a sword down his throat live on the show and having (nervous) presenter Brian Dowling carefully remove it. 

While there the star of ‘How clean is your house’, Kim Woodburn, even gave Johnny a few trade secrets on how to keep his swords looking shiny and clean!

First aired 8pm 30th October 2014


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An Apple A Day…

johnny strange guinness world record most apples cut with chainsawIn 2013 Johnny Strange set the world’s first official Guinness World Record for “The most apples held in the mouth and chainsawed in one minute”. Johnny successfully managed to chainsaw eight (8) apples from his own mouth in 60 seconds with a petrol chainsaw which earned himself entry into the 60th anniversary Guinness Book Of Records, you can see his record in the section, ‘Professional Performers’ (page 108). He also managed to break the record for “The most apples chainsawed out of someone else’s mouth in one minute” (12 apples) too.

Image courtesy of Paul Michael Hughes/ Guinness World Records.


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Tattoo Jam 2014

Back by popular demand, this weekend Johnny Strange will be bringing his show The Institution of Human Marvels back to Tattoo Jam, they will once again grace the stage at Doncaster Racecourse to perform a series of brand new stunts – not forgetting the classics such as Sword Swallowing, Whip Cracking and The Human Chopping Block.

Last year at Tattoo Jam 2013 Johnny Strange set the official Guinness World Record live on stage for “The most apples cut from someone else’s mouth with a chainsaw in one minute” featured in this years edition of the Guinness Book Of Records – you can check out the full video of the live stunt over at Johnny’s Youtube page at; https://www.youtube.com/StrangeSideshow

Attached photos by the very talented Anna Dushenkina.

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Guinness Book of Records 2015

Johnny Strange Guinness book of Records 201512 months worth of planning and organising finally came to head with the launch of the Guinness Book Of Records 2015 earlier this week. But this was no ordinary Guinness book launch, this book celebrates a whopping 60 years of record breaking action for GWR.
The latest edition features Johnny Strange in not just one, not two, but three different sections; ‘Show of Strength’, Performers’ and the ‘No Pain, No Gain’ sections of the book!


Three of his records that feature this year’s book are world’s firsts official Guinness World Records including the first official Guinness World Record for ‘The heaviest weight lifted by pierced ears’ which he set in 2013 at the prestigious Doncaster Racecourse in West Yorkshire.


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Sweden and Denmark

johnny strange and robert lasardo in denmarkJohnny Strange has just come back from performing shows in both Sweden and Denmark. Whilst in Denmark he performed at Christiania in Copenhagen also known as ‘Freetown’, a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood of about 850 residents, covering almost 85 acres in the borough of Christianshavn in the Danish capital. While there he had the pleasure of working along side actor Robert LaSardo, where he managed to snap this quick picture right before jumping on stage. You can find more about it over on his Facebook Page at; www.facebook.com/RealJohnnyStrange


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Amir khan Foundation launch

amir khan foundation sword swallower johnny strangeLast night Johnny Strange performed at The Hilton Deansgate hotel in Manchester for boxing legend & former world champion, Amir Khan, at a red carpet event to officially launch the Amir Khan Foundation (Charity Number 1158078). A number of well-known celebrity faces, as well as 500 high profile guests from across the country attended the sell-out event including ex-Bolton Wanderers star Kevin Davies, TV presenter Charlie Webster, basketball star John Amaechi and stand-up comedian, actor and show host Omid Djalili.


The Amir Khan Foundation will provide crucial support to disadvantaged young people in the UK and worldwide and successfully managed to raise a staggering £218,000 for the new charity. The foundation is about to begin building an orphanage for 250 children in Gunjur. Amir also plans to sink a vital well in the area to provide fresh water.


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