lift buckets of water with his eyelids, according to NBC News.A Chinese man with an eye-popping talent says thousands of spectators have watched him weight
Wang Xianxiang, 42, from Hunan province, can reportedly lift two buckets of water with a combined weight of 9 pounds. NBC reported that Wang hung the buckets from hooks on his eyelids for an entire minute at a local festival last weekend, where he was photographed.
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The talent is a gruesome sight but Wang says that hasn't stopped people from watching. Far from a lifetime circus performer, the man is a fireworks maker with a wife and two children.
He told NBC he started this special kind of weight lifting because he was bored. Apparently watching a movie or learning to knit never occurred to him. The story says another component of his act involves chatting with the audience while helpers wrap a wire around his neck.
Wang told NBC he wanted to increase the weight on each of his eyelids from 4.5 pounds to 11 pounds per eye.
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He said it was "extremely painful" when he first starting lifting objects with his eyelids but now it's only uncomfortable.
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