This Strong Man Sets Guinness World Record By Pulling An Aeroplane With His Ears

Johnny Strange, 26, used chains through pierced holes to drag a Cessna 172-P weighing 677.8kg for 20.4 metres.


Some might say Johnny Strange is living up to his last name – because he’s just entered the record books for pulling a huge AEROPLANE with his EARS.

Johnny, 26, used chains through pierced holes in his ears to drag a Cessna 172-P weighing 677.8kg for 20.4 metres at North Weald Airfield, Essex.

No wonder he’s been dubbed ‘The man with the ears of steel’.

He’ll appear in the 2016 Guinness Book of Records, released tomorrow.

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Ears of steel: A spectator said it was incredible that Johnny’s ears didn’t “rip off”

But being featured in the book is nothing new for Johnny, an escapologist and sideshow performer who now has eight Guinness World Records to his name.

He said: “I started off at the age of ten in Blackburn, Lancashire.

“At first I juggled balls, then clubs and went on to knives, fire sticks and now its chainsaws.

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Heavy load: Johnny pulled the Cessna 172-P weighing 677.8kg

“Preparing for the plane pull was tough. I’m not going into detail but I have to stretch my ears and create tough scar tissue so they don’t rip.

“I am always delighted when I get another Guinness World Record and being featured in the book never gets old for me, the only problem is I’m starting to run out of places to hang up my certificates now.

“I’m a believer of the impossible, I’ve always been interested in the unusual and the bizarre.

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That’s just plane daft: Johnny has eight world records to his name

“It’s the obscure things that skew the perception of normality that really fascinate me.

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Simon Lowman, of The North Weald Flying Group, said: “In all my years flying I have seen some extraordinary things but I have never seen an aeroplane moved like that.

“I am surprised he didn’t rip his ears off.

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Ear we go: Johnny with his Guinness World Record certificate

“These planes aren’t easy to move at the best of times with the engine running.

“I was fully expecting to have to get the super glue out afterwards to stick his ears back on.”

Johnny’s other Guinness World Records:

Heaviest weight lifted by pierced ears

He lifted 14.9kg (32 lb 13.5 oz) off the floor using piercings in his ear lobes.

Most apples held in the mouth and chainsawed in 30 secs

He cut eight apples out of his own mouth with a petrol chainsaw in one minute.

Most apples chainsawed in someone else’s mouth in 1 min



He cut 12 apples out of his assistants mouth with a petrol chainsaw in one minute.

Time to break 16 concrete blocks on the body in 1 min

He managed to individually break 16 concrete blocks with a sledge hammer on the stomach of his assistant in 30.4 seconds.

Most animal traps released on the body in 1 min

He managed to release 6 animal traps onto his hands and arms in one minute.

Most melons chopped in half on somebody’s stomach

He managed to individually chop 10 watermelons in half on the stomach of his assistant in 30 seconds. He used a samurai sword while they lay on a bed of nails.


Source: Mirrors

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